San Luis Valley places well in state science fair


FORT COLLINS —The following are the results for San Luis Valley students at the 2017 Colorado Science and Engineering Fair, held at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, on April 6-8. 

Grand Awards

Junior Division, Animal Sciences:  Third Place, Camille Rawinski, 7th Grade  Monte Vista Middle Schools.

Senior Division, Chemistry & Biochemistry: Honorable Mention, Aaliyah Garcia , 10th grade, Center High School.

Junior Division, Chemistry & Biochemistry: Honorable Mention, Ethan Hotz, 8th grade Monte Vista Middle School.

Senior Division, Energy: Honorable Mention, Payton Brown, 8th grade, Sargent Jr. High School.

Senior Division, Environmental Sciences: First Place, Alyssa Rawinski, 10th grade, Monte Vista High School.

Junior Division, Mathematics and Computer Sciences: First place, Sara Nehring, 8th grade, Monte Vista Middle School.

Senior Division, Microbiology & Molecular Biology: Honorable Mention, Elora Smith, 10th grade, Sargent High School.

Senior Division, Physics: First Place, Molly Nehring, 10th grade, Monte Vista High School

Junior Division, Plant Sciences: Second Place, Elias Arredondo, 6th grade, Monte Vista Online Academy, Middle School.

Junior Division, Plant Sciences: Honorable Mention, Caleb Riggenbach, 8th grade, Monte Vista Middle School

Senior Division, Plant Sciences: Fourth Place, Parker Randolph , 10th grade, Monte Vista High School

Best of CSEF Project

Senior Division: Best of CSEF Project: Third Place: Molly Nehring, 10th grade, Monte Vista High School

Specials Awards

Pioneers of Science, Hedy Lamarr Award- Leighton Burt,  12th Grade, Sargent High School.

American Assoc., of University Women, AAUW Award for Women in STEM- Aaliayh Garcia, 10th grade, Center High School.

American Chemical Society, Colorado Local Section, ACS Award – Ethan Hotz, 8th Grade, Monte Vista Middle School.

American Industrial Hygiene Association, Rocky Mountain Section, Excellence in Protection of Health and the Environment Award – Aaliayh Garcia, 10th Grade, Center High School.

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Rocky Mountain Section, Excellence in Aeronautics & Astronautics Award – Molly Nehring, 10th Grade, Monte Vista High School .

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Rocky Mountain Section, Excellence in Chemical Engineering Award – Michael Savala, 10th Grade, Monte Vista High School.

Colorado Association of Science Teachers, CAST award – Molly Nehring, 10th Grade, Monte Vista High School.

Colorado Biology Teachers’ Association, CBTA Best Biology Project Award – Elias Arredondo, 6th Grade, Monte Vista Online Academy, Middle School .

Colorado Foundation for Agriculture – Agriculture in the Classroom Award – Parker Randolph, 10th Grade, Monte Vista High School.

Colorado State University, Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture- Elias Arredondo, 6th Grade, Monte Vista Online Academy, Middle School.

Colorado State University, Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture – Parker Randolph, 10th Grade, Monte Vista High School.

Fort Collins Conservation District, Conservation District Award – Cassidy Plane, 12th Grade, Alamosa High School

Gromko Family, Gerald Gromko Memorial Award- Leighton Burt, 12th Grade, Sargent High School

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, High Plains Section, IEEE Award- Sara Nehring, 8th Grade, Monte Vista High School

SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics- Molly Nehring, 10th Grade, Monte Vista High School

The Inventor’s Roundtable- Leighton Burt, 12th grade, Sargent High School.

Trout Unlimited, Trout Unlimited River Conservation Award – Manuel Lucero, 6th Grade, Centauri  Middle School.

United States Air Force, Air Force ROTC Award – Leighton Burt, 12th Grade, Sargent High School

United States Department of Commerce, Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering – Leighton Burt, 12th Grade, Sargent High School

Vaughan Web Works, LLC- Sara Nehring, 8th grade, Monte Vista Middle School.

Wilkins Family, Young Entrepreneur’s Award – Leighton Burt, 12th Grade, Sargent High School

Women in Physics, Colorado State University, Promising Young Women in Science Award - Molly Nehring , 10th Grade, Monte Vista High School.

Scholarships

Adams State University-

Parker Randolph, 10th grade, Monte Vista High School.

Cassidy Plane, 12th grade, Alamosa High School.

Aaliayh Garcia , 10th grade, Center High School .

Alyssa Rawinksi, 10th grade, Monte Vista High School.

Colorado State University, College of Natural Sciences Scholarship

Molly Nehring, 10th grade, Monte Vista High School

Colorado State University Scholarship

Alyssa Rawinksi, 10th grade, Monte Vista High School

Molly Nehring, 10th grade, Monte Vista High School

Broadcom Masters

Sara Nehring, 8th grade, Monte Vista Middle School

Elias Arredando, 6th grade, Monte Vista Online Academy, Middle School

Teacher’s Awards:

SparkFun Electronics, SparkFun’s Thank You to Educators Award – Terri Paulson, Sargent Jr. High School.