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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Above, Highlands Intermediate School students Kiara-Lin Wasano, 13, and Kylie Higaki, 14, engineered a prototype of a robotic owl with real feathers to deter birds whose droppings lead to possible food contamination in gardens. The owl will be an entry at the 55th Hawai'i State Science and Engineering Fair. At left, Highlands students Ryan Chang, Timothy Takahashi and Janel Okamura, all 13, will present a Lego prototype of a mechanical rat trap at the fair. The trap zaps rats as part of a solution to prevent rat lungworm disease from affecting vegetables grown in gardens.