Board honors students for science achievements

May 26, 2010

Middle and High School Science Bowl Winners

Northside ISD, with great corporate support from Booz Allen Hamilton and Mitre Corporation, has hosted the South Central Texas Regional Middle School and High School Science Bowls for the last several years.

Each school fields up to three teams each with four members and one alternate. Teams compete in a game show format academic quiz on science, math, and technology topics. The winning team advances to the National Middle School Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. In addition to the academic competition, each middle school team designed, built, and raced a model solar-powered car. This year both advancing teams were from Northside - Hector Garcia Middle School and Clark High School.

Texas Junior Academy of Science Winners

Middle and high school students complete independent research projects, and then share their studies in an oral presentation before a panel of professional scientists who interview the students on their work. Students advance to this state competition at Texas A&M through the Regional Junior Academy of Science competition at UTSA and a formal review of their experimental abstracts.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Winners

Students who excel at the Texas Junior Academy of Science are invited to present their work at the annual national convention of the AAAS, the most representative group of science and research in the country.

Exxon-Mobile Texas Science and Engineering Fair Winners

Middle and high school students complete independent research projects, and then present their findings on display boards. Teams of judges interview students on their work and results. Students can advance to the International Science and Engineering Fair through this state fair.

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Winners

Exceptional projects at the state science fair level advance to this international competition (there is no national level). More than 1,200 finalists from 50 countries traveled to San Jose this month to compete for more than $3 million in scholarships and prizes.

International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, Environment) Project (I-SWEEEP) Olympiad Winners

More than 1,000 students in grades six through 12 were invited to Houston for this competition that concentrates on research into living in sustainable ways. All costs are underwritten by corporate sponsors for students from 43 states and 70 countries to participate.

Student honorees and sponsors include:

Alan Wang Garcia Captain, Middle School National Science Bowl
Andrew Yang Garcia Middle School National Science Bowl
Jonathon Moore Garcia Middle School National Science Bowl
Sarah Connelly Garcia Middle School National Science Bowl
Charles Kennedy Garcia Middle School National Science Bowl
Shelley Ritter Garcia Sponsor, Middle School National Science Bowl
Nalin Ratnayeke Clark Captain, High School National Science Bowl
Catherine Fan Clark High School National Science Bowl
Chris Eby Clark High School National Science Bowl
Matthew Leach Clark High School National Science Bowl
Shannon Wright-Sahabi Clark Sponsor, High School National Science Bowl
Aiden Watson-Morris Jefferson Texas State Science Fair, 3rd Place, Earth & Plantetary Science
Kathleen Kraus Jefferson Sponsor, Science Fair
Max Feng Stinson Texas State Science Fair, 3rd Place, Biochemistry
Laura Nelson Stinson Sponsor, Science Fair
John Kellner Stinson Texas State Science Fair, 3rd Place, Medicine & Health
Mark Mathews Stinson Sponsor, Science Fair
Catherine Fan Clark International Science and Engineering Fair, 4th Place
Debbi Sochia Clark Sponsor, Science Fair
Huseifa Badshah Health Careers Texas State Junior Academy of Science, 3rd Place
Laura Kindred Health Careers Texas State Junior Academy of Science, 3rd Place
Yu (Michelle) Bu Health Careers Texas State Junior Academy of Science, 3rd Place
Elizabeth Godfrey Health Careers Texas State Junior Academy of Science, 1st Place
Olga Skirda Health Careers International Science and Engineering Fair,2nd Place
Karen Forsberg Health Careers Sponsor, Science Fair & Academy
Dan Bump Health Careers Sponsor, Science Fair & Academy
Ally Stanton Jay SEA ISWEEEP, Senior Environment Division
Alyssa Bennett Jay SEA Texas Junior Academy of Science, 1st Place
American Jr Academy of Science Qualifier
Arturo Campos Jay SEA Texas State Junior Academy of Science, 3rd Place
Aspen Meineke Jay SEA Texas Junior Academy of Science, 3rd Grand Prize
American Junior Academy of Science Qualifier
Carolina Lopez-Trevino Jay SEA Texas Junior Academy of Science, 3rd Place
Texas State Science Fair, 2nd Grand Prize
International Science & Engineering Fair Qualifier
Christopher Alexander Jay SEA Texas Junior Academy of Science, 2nd Place
ISWEEEP, Senior Energy Division, Gold Medal
Emily Clark Jay SEA Texas Junior Academy of Science, 1st Place
American Jr Academy of Science Qualifier
Gustavo Garcia Jay SEA Texas Junior Academy of Science, 2nd Place
ISWEEEP, Senior Engineering, Bronze Medal
Marcus Gonzales Jay SEA Texas State Science Fair, 3rd Place
Mary Morales Jay SEA Texas Junior Academy of Science, 2nd Place
Micah Tatum Jay SEA ISWEEEP, Senior Environment Division
Neil Redfield Jay SEA Texas Junior Academy of Science, 1st Place
Texas State Science Fair, 2nd Place
International Science & Engineering Fair Qualifier
ISWEEEP, Senior Energy Division, Bronze Medal
Nicholas Frohlich Jay SEA Texas Junior Academy of Science, 3rd Place
Texas State Science Fair, 1st Place
Rebecca deGraffenried Jay SEA Texas Junior Academy of Science, 3rd Place
Robert Mathews Jay SEA Texas Junior Academy of Science, 3rd Place
Sharjeel Syed Jay SEA Texas Junior Academy of Science, 3rd Place
Texas State Science Fair,1st Place
ISWEEEP, Senior Energy Division, Bronze Medal
Mike Scully Jay SEA Sponsor, Science & Technology Competitions
Richard Lawrence Jay SEA Sponsor Science & Technology Competitions
Dan Sweet Jay SEA Sponsor Science & Technology Competitions
Roger Alcala Jay SEA Sponsor Science & Technology Competitions