SAN BENITO — Morriah Pinon is preparing to be an astronomer.

To do that she and other gifted and talented students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Veterans Memorial Academy in San Benito are taking part in an end-of-the-year science camp called ENCORE.

Morriah and her classmates worked together on Monday making engineering projects for kids. They were making a mousetrap race car.

Another engineering project they created using jumbo craft sticks, tape and slip syringes was a pneumatic machine to create a hydraulic process using compressed air.

During the next few days, just before the break for summer, the students at Veterans Memorial are going over lessons in engineering, medicine, crime scene investigation and biomedical sciences.

“It was really, really, really fun working with my teammates,” Morriah said.

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