Every December, the John Jay Science and Engineering Academy hosts one of the largest school science fairs in the state. This year 600 projects were entered and more than $520,000 was awarded in scholarships to the Upper Division Grand Prize winners.
Each of the Upper Division grand prize winners was awarded a $56,000 St. Mary’s University Science Fair Scholarship and a $48,000 University of the Incarnate Word Dean’s Scholarship.
The Upper Division Grand Prize Winners (and their category) are:
1st Grand Prize Marissa Hunter, junior, Chemistry
2nd Grand Prize Midori Flores, junior, Microbiology
3rd Grand Prize Luke Weston, junior, Energy: Physical
4th Grand Prize Nathanial Ledbetter Ferrill, sophomore, Earth & Environmental Sciences
5th Grand Prize Luke Estes, sophomore, Physics and Astronomy
Pictured is 1st Grand Prize winner, Upper Division, Marissa Hunter
The Lower Division Grand Prize Winners (and their category) are:
1st Grand Prize Diego Pensado, Math and Computer Science
2nd Grand Prize Lauren Gomez, Earth & Environmental Sciences
3rd Grand Prize Crystal Redfield, Behavioral & Social Sciences
4th Grand Prize Ayanna Hager, Engineering Mechanics
5th Grand Prize Michael Casas, Engineering Mechanics
The Middle School Grand Prize Winners (and their category) are:
1st Grand Prize Izumi Vazquez, Biochemistry, Rudder MS
2nd Grand Prize Luke Stout, Cellular and Microbiology, Vale MS
3rd Grand Prize Zachary Presley, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Stinson MS
4th Grand Prize Ayumi Vazquez, Chemistry, Rudder MS
5th Grand Prize Tina Feng, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Stinson MS
To view other Science Fair winners, click here.