Tucson girl's poetry featured in magazine

A Tucson second-graders poetry was published in the February 2013 issue of Highlights magazine.

Seven-year-old Julia Preston's poem, titled "My Favorite Food is Pizza" was featured in the "Your Own Pages" section.

Preston, who attends Fruchthendler Elementary School, 7470 E. Cloud Road, enjoys writing, drawing, reading, dance and gymnastics. She wants to be an architect or teacher.

Local students headed for Ariz. Science Bowl

Students from BASIS and Sonoran Science Academy charter schools will be participating in the regional competition of the Science Bowl.

The competition, which will be held Saturday at the Arizona State University West Campus, is put on by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.

The goal of the contest is to interest youth in pursuing careers in science and math.

The winner of the regional competition will receive a fully paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Office of Science's National Science Bowl in April.

Students from BASIS Tucson, BASIS Tucson North, BASIS Oro Valley, Sonoran Science Academy Davis-Monthan and Sonoran Science Academy Tucson will go up against students from the Phoenix area and Flagstaff.

Compiled by Alexis Huicochea. Contact Alexis at ahuicochea@azstarnet.com or 573-4175. On Twitter @AlexisHuicochea