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Valley youth fare well at state science fair

Posted: Friday, Apr 19th, 2013




FORT COLLINS The Colorado State Science and Engineering Fair was held at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado on April 11-13. The San Luis Valley was presented grand awards as follows:

Junior Division: Animal Sciences: Alyssa Rawinski 4th Place, from Monte Vista Middle School $25

Junior Division: Earth and Space Sciences: Amanda Avila, Honorable Mention, Monte Vista Middle School

Junior Division: Engineering: Leighton Burt, 4th Place, Sargent Middle School $25

Junior Division: Environmental Sciences: Hannah Fischer, 1st place, Sierra Grande Jr. High $200; Courtnie Hunter, Honorable Mention, Monte Vista Middle School

Junior Division: Medicine & Health: Ty Harrison, Honorable Mention, Sargent Middle School

Senior Division: Chemistry: Alyanna Chacon, 3rd place, Center High School $50

Senior Division: Earth and Space Sciences: Brisha Wakasugi, 1st Place, Alamosa High School $200

Senior Division: Environmental Sciences: Tayler Rocha, 3rd place, Monte Vista High School. $50

Senior Division: Mathematics & Computer Sciences: Simon Schaefer, 3rd Place, Monte Vista High School, $50

Senior Division: Medicine and Health: Shelly Steinert, 1st Place, Sargent High School, $200

Senior Division: Microbiology: Kelsey Lindbloom, 2nd Place, Salida High School, $100

Senior Division: Physics: Kevin Garcia, 2nd Place, Center High School, $ 100

Senior Division: Plant Sciences: Hinal Rathi, 1st Place, Alamosa High School, $200



Special Awards

Pioneers of Science: Molly Nehring, $30 & Certificate

American Association of University Women: Alyanna Chacon, $200

Colorado Assoc. of Science Teachers: Tayler Rocha, $75; Kelsey Lindbloom, $75

Colorado Environmental Health Assoc.: Hannah Fischer, $75 & Certificate

Colorado Geological Alliance: Tayler Rocha, $100

Colorado Mineral Society: Brisha Wakasugi, $40, 2 Mineral Specimens, book & Certificate

Colorado Scientific Society: Brisha Wakasugi, $100

Colorado State University, Dept of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture: Hinal Rathi, $100

Colorado Touchstone Energy Cooperations: Kelsey Lindbloom, $250

Optical Society of America Rocky Mtn. Chapters: Simon Schaefer, Certificate, Subscription to Discover Magazine

Rocky Mtn. Assoc. of Geologist: Molly Nehring, Certificate, cash award; Brisha Wakasugi, Certificate, cash award

SACNAS, Colorado State University Chapter: Tayler Rocha, $50

Science Toys Magic, LLC: Kevin Garcia, $100

Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Colorado Section: Brisha Wakasugi, $200, Plaque

International Society for Optics & Photonics: Molly Nehring, $100; Alyanna Chacon, $150

Trout Unlimited: Trout Unlimited River Conservation Award: Tayler Rocha, $75, savings bond and 1st alternate to attend the Colorado TU Youth Camp

United States Geological Survey: Tayler Rocha, Reference Book, Mineral Specimen

Zonata Club of Boulder County: Molly Nehring, $100

Adams State University Scholarships: Alyanna Chacon, Certificate, Scholarship for 1 year resident tuition and fees (Approximately $5000)

Kevin Garcia, Certificate, Scholarship for 1 year resident tuition and fees (Approximately $5000) Hinal Rathi, Certificate, Scholarship for 1 year resident tuition and fees (Approximately $5000)

Colorado School of Mines Scholarships: Alyanna Chacon, $1000 Renewable for up to three years; Kevin Garcia, $1000 Renewable for up to three years

Colorado State University Scholarships: Brisha Wakasugi, $1000 Scholarship to attend CSU, Renewable for up to 3 years; Shelly Steinert, $1000 Scholarship to attend CSU, Renewable for up to 3 years; Hinal Rathi, $1000 Scholarship to attend CSU, Renewable for up to 3 years

Ryan Patterson Scholarship: Brisha Wakasugi, $2000

Broadcom Competition Nomination: Hannah Fischer
















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