Valley students place well at state science fair


VALLEY — The following are the results from the 2018 Colorado Science and Engineering Fair, held at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, April 5-7, involving San Luis Valley students. 

Grand Awards

Junior Division, Animal Sciences:  2nd Place, Camille Rawinski, 8th Grade, Monte Vista Middle Schools.

Senior Division, Animal Sciences: 1st Place, Alyssa Rawinski, 11th grade, Monte Vista High School.

Junior Division, Behavioral: Honorable Mention, Marissa Martinez, 7th grade, Monte Vista Middle School.

Senior Division, Behavioral: 4th Place, Andres Villa, 9th grade, Monte Vista High School.

Junior Division, Chemistry: Honorable Mention, Maddisun Ellithorpe & Josh Sawyer, 8th grade, Sargent Middle School.

Junior Division, Earth/Space: 2nd Place, Ashlyn Rockey, 8th grade, Sargent Middle School

Senior Division, Environmental Science: 2nd Place, Amber Michel, 11th grade, Monte Vista High School.

Senior Division, Math/Computer Science: 3rd Place, Sara Nehring, 9th grade, Monte Vista High School

Senior Division, Physics: 2nd Place, Molly Nehring , 11th grade, Monte Vista High School

Junior Division, Plant Sciences: 3rd Place, Kamryn Holland, 8th grade, Sargent Middle School

Best of CSEF Project

Senior Division: Best of CSEF Project: Alyssa Rawinski, 11th grade, Monte Vista High School

Specials Awards

United States Navy &Marine Corps - Office of Naval Research Award: Aaliyah Garcia, 11th Grade, Center High School

United States Navy &Marine Corps - Office of Naval Research Award: Molly Nehring, 11th Grade, Monte Vista High School

Air and Waste Management Association – Air & Waste Management Award: Madison Miller, 7th Grade, Monte Vista Middle School

Air and Waste Management Association – Air & Waste Management Award: Matyson Jones, 9th Grade, Monte Vista High School

American Meteorological Society – Award for Excellence in Atmospheric Science Research: Amber Michel, 11th Grade, Monte Vista High School

Colorado Biology Teachers’ Association – CBTA Best Biology Project Award: Kamryn Holland, 8th Grade, Sargent Middle School

Colorado Chemistry Teachers Association – CCTA Chemistry Award: Maddisun Ellithorpe & Josh Sawyer, 8th Grade, Sargent Middle School

Colorado Foundation for Agriculture – Jack Fenwick Award for Agricultural Science: Kamryn Holland, 8th Grade, Sargent Middle School

Colorado Geographic Alliance – Application for Geography Award: Madison Miller, 7th Grade, Monte Vista Middle School

Colorado Mineral Society – Best Earth Science Award: Madison Miller, 7th Grade, Monte Vista Middle School

Colorado State University, Dept. of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture – Excellence in Horticulture Award: Kamryn Holland, 8th Grade, Sargent Middle School

Geological Society of America – GSA Awards in Environmental Geology: Amber Michel, 11th Grade, Monte Vista High School

NOAA – Taking the Pulse of the Plant Award: Matyson Jones, 9th Grade, Monte Vista High School

Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association – Water Research Award: Amber Michel, 11th Grade, Monte Vista High School

Soil & Water Conservation Society, Colorado Chapter – Natural Resource Conservation Award: Kamryn Holland, 8th Grade, Sargent Middle School

Trout Unlimited –Trout Unlimited River Conservation Award: Keaton Fischer, 10th Grade, Sierra Grande High School

Trout Unlimited –Trout Unlimited River Conservation Award: Amber Michel, 11th Grade, Monte Vista High School

Water Environment Federation – Stockholm Junior Water Prize: Amber Michel, 11th Grade, Monte Vista High School

Scholarships

Adams State University- Adams State University Porter Scholarships:

Amber Michel,  11th Grade, Monte Vista High School

Colorado State University Scholarship

Alyssa Rawinksi, 11th grade, Monte Vista High School

Broadcom Masters

Camille Rawinski, 8th grade, Monte Vista Middle School

Ashlyn Rockey , 8th grade, Sargent Middle School

Teacher’s Awards:

Teacher of the Year- $3,000 – Terri Paulson, Sargent Jr. High School.

Congratulations to all the winners.

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