North Jersey is evolving

I grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey, and I'm thrilled to see that two kids from our county seat wrote winning essays in the Alliance for Science essay contest. Teacher Carol Zepatos of the Bergen County Academies is clearly doing something right. All of the winning essays are spectacular, of course, and all the winners fully deserve not only the generous prizes offered by AfS, but the congratulations of science fans everywhere.

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My entire family, on my mother's side, comes from that area. It's exciting to see that name again. Haven't thought of it in years. Grats to the kids! And the teacher!