Science stars are on display at the White House

Student scientists honored in this year's Science Fair at the most famous address in Washington, D.C.

By Stephen Ornes, 14:48 PM June 4, 2014

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As a kid, Anne Merrill played with earthworms. She toted them in her pockets and studied how they wriggled in the dirt. Her natural curiosity never left. Years later — this year, in fact — it carried her all the way to the White House. Anne is now 17 and a recent graduate of Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Conn.

On May 27, she showed her latest wormy experiments as part of the fourth annual White House Science Fair. She joined 99 other students from 30 states. They trekked to...

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