Half a million dollars awarded to Jay SEA Science Fair winners

December 12, 2016

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.

KENS-5 produced a video and story about this year’s event.