By Evan Johnson
Math and science can be daunting subjects for young students, but for seventh grader Sophia Hussak of Mendon, the world of numbers appears to come quite easily. The 13-year-old at Barstow Memorial School took home first place in her division at the UVM Math Fair, held March 25 in Burlington at the University of Vermont. Hussak presented a project on the Fibonacci series, a series of numbers in which each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers. Judges were UVM engineer students who grilled her on project. Hussak was one of 52 students from across the state of Vermont to enter into the contest.