Local girl wins Science Prize

by Doris Mae Johanssen
    Our own Cen­tu­ry June Walk­ing­stick has won top prize in the Cen­tral Ore­gon Bud­ding Sci­en­tist con­test in the Junior Sci­en­tist cat­e­go­ry (for ages six to nine). We all know how spe­cial Cen­tu­ry June is and now every­one in Cen­tral Ore­gon knows it too. Cen­tu­ry June’s amaz­ing col­lec­tion of frogs and toads was by far the most intrigu­ing dis­play in her cat­e­go­ry.
    The Truth obtained an exclu­sive inter­view with our local celebri­ty just after she was hand­ed the big blue rib­bon and a check for $25.
    “I’ve been col­lect­ing frogs since I was three years-old. My dad­dy taught me how to catch tad­poles in Nine Mile Creek and how to grow them up,” Walk­ing­stick said.
    Her entire col­lec­tion is in hiber­na­tion at this time and she was able to dis­play them in a cool­er sup­plied by John Arra­to­la. The cool­er has a glass top for view­ing and a ther­mo­stat to reg­u­late the tem­per­a­ture. Once the sci­ence con­test is over Walk­ing­stick said she will put the spec­i­mens back in the pond out in her family’s back yard. Come Spring she will have to start all over again.

This entry was posted in Community Pages. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *