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Local teens take STEM cause to DC

Abi Wachtler (left), a junior at Nyssa High School, and senior Isabel Lastiri from Vale High School were nominated by their peers to representtheir schools in Washington, D.C. , where they advocated for more STEM opportunities. (Submitted photo)

WASHINGTON D.C. Isabel Lastiri and Abi Wachtler are not your average teenagers. The two are apostles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Last month, Lastiri and Wachtler joined an international group of high school students in Washington, D.C., to advocate for more STEM education opportunities in their schools and communities as part of the chief science officer program. 

Students are selected in their school to be science ambassadors who coordinate educational events, field trips and projects.

In Washington, Lastiri and Wachtler and other students met with members of Congrss and . . .