Monday, March 17, 2014

Salinas High School student takes first prize in Monterey County Science Fair.

Kapil Sinha, a 10th grader at Salinas High School, took the Grand Prize this weekend at the Monterey County Science Fair, which took place at Cal State Monterey Bay. His project in the Plant Biology category was titled "Molecular Characterization of the Weed Beet in the Imperial Valley’s Commercial Sugar Beet Fields."

It is at least the second year in a row that Sinha earns a top spot on the science fair.

First runner up was John Chapman Caddell, a 10th grader at Stevenson School. His project in the Applied Mechanics category was titled "The Leidenpump: A Non-mechanical Means of Coolant Deliver."

Second runner up was Jennifer McDonnald, a senior at York School. Her project in the Behavioral Sciences category was titled "Testing Teaching Styles."

The top three projects will represent Monterey County at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 11-16 in Los Angeles, California.

Twenty three projects (some include teams of 2 students) will advance to the California State Science Fair April 28-29 in Los Angeles. They include the following students listed in alphabetical order. All winners may also be found here.

Andrea Alexander, York School
Christian Arnold, All Saints’ Day School
Finn Barry, International School of Monterey
Rohan Bushan, International School of Monterey
Nora Butler, International School of Monterey
John Chapman Caddell, Stevenson School
Kalee Choate, San Benancio Middle School
Carson Coppinger, All Saints’ Day School
Sophia Federico, Salinas High School
Elle Froistad, Salinas High School
Madeline Hoisington, International School of Monterey
Christopher How, International School of Monterey
Iona Joseph, San Benancio Middle School
Jackson Gobel, All Saints’ Day School
Mary Liu, Salinas High School
Billy Lynch, All Saints’ Day School
Mason McCollum, York School
Jennifer McDonnal, York School
Camryn More, San Benancio Middle School
Olivia Myers, All Saints’ Day School
Grace Niccum, All Saints’ Day School
Alyssa Pompan, York School
Aaron Ray, York School
Kapil Sinha, Salinas High School
Montana Sprague, York School
Chaitra Subbarao, Salinas High School
Megan Tang, York School
Anna Wheat, International School of Monterey
Kyle Worcester-Moore, International School of Monterey

Congratulations to all these bright students! Hard work pays off, right? 

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