SAN DIEGO COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY HONORS WINNING STUDENTS FROM SCIENCE FAIR, ART AND ESSAY CONTEST

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Contests attract participants from across San Diego county
May 14, 2012 (San Diego) -- The San Diego County Water Authority recently honored winners of two student competitions – the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair for middle and high school students, and the Be Water Sm“Art” Essay Contest for elementary school students.
Each year, more than 10,000 students from around the county in grades seven through 12 participate in the Science Fair. About 900 are selected to participate in final judging in Balboa Park, and the Water Authority reviews all water-related projects. Criteria for judging includes scientific methodology and inquiry, uniqueness, creativity, thoroughness and innovative thinking. Water Authority Board Chair Michael T. Hogan presented the winners with plaques and monetary awards at the Water Authority’s April 26 Board meeting.

This year’s science fair winners are:
 

Junior Division (Grades 6-8)

First Place
  Mauricio Wulfovich, San Diego Jewish Academy in San Diego
Second Place
  Ankita Nair, Marshall Middle School in San Diego
Third Place
  Fernando Almada, Saint John of the Cross School in Lemon Grove

Senior Division (Grades 9-12)

First Place
  Preetam Soundararajan, Francis Parker School in San Diego
Second Place
  Ari Colton and Matan Kaminski, San Diego Jewish Academy in San Diego
Third Place
  Darlene Montesano and Estiban Armijo, High Tech High in San Diego