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Monterey County 2018 Science Fair Results
Posted 03/26/2018 10:01AM


On Sunday, March 18, students, parents and friends from middle schools and high schools all over the county gathered at CSU Monterey Bay eagerly anticipating the announcement of the winners. With 285 projects entered from all over the county, once again, York School was proudly represented by outstanding student scientists that had devoted many long hours to them scientific process. Eighth graders participated in the junior divisions; and 9th through 12th grade students were entered in the senior divisions for each category.

We are pleased to announce that this year, twelve York students earned categorical placements at this prestigious level of science fair competition with 10 different projects. Frances Geng, Nina Harmer, and Kate Popky will also advance to the senior division of the California State Science Fair to be held in Los Angeles in May.

York student categorical award placements were:

Behavioral and Social Sciences     1st place (Sr)     Nina Harmer
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology 3rd place (Sr) Sooyeon Kim and Annushka Veliko-Shapko
Environmental Engineering 2nd place (Sr) Avery Danielsen
  3rd place (Sr) Seth Madden
Environmental Science 3rd place (Sr)

Jasmine Agha

Microbiology 1st place (Sr) Kate Popky
  2nd place (Sr)  Leonardo Del Toro
  1st place (Jr) Jason Khan and Kurrun Sethi
Plant Biology 1st place (Sr) Francis Geng
Zoology 1st place (Jr) Zibby Lindholm


In addition to the category awards, York students were the recipients of some special awards including:

American Psychological Association Nina Harmer
American Public Works Association Avery Danielsen
Association for Women Geoscientists Jasmine Agha
Broadcom Masters Award Jason Khan and Kurrun Sethi
  Zibby Lindholm     
CSUMB Watershed Institute Avery Danielsen
  Seth Madden
Northern CA Institute of Food Technologists     Jason Khan and Kurrun Sethi
Stockholm Junior Water Prize Avery Danielsen
  Seth Madden
TOPPS Nina Harmer
US Air Force Jason Khan and Kurrun Sethi

Congratulations to all!

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