GPS Wins Senior Division At Science Fair

Monday, March 17, 2014
Hannah Prescott
Hannah Prescott

Sixteen GPS Upper School girls won a total of 31 named awards at the recent 62nd annual Regional Science & Engineering Fair. 

The Junior Division Sweepstakes winner was a GPS 8th grader.

A sophomore won first place in her category, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Award, and has been invited to attend I-SWEEEP, a groundbreaking science competition in Houston, Texas. 

And for the 4th year in a row GPS walked away with the Senior Division Award. 

The 1st place Upper School category winners, with special awards in parentheses, include Nicki Backus, computer science; Ayushi Sinha, environmental science (ISWEEEP, Stockholm Prize); Susanna LaRochelle, biochemistry (Coca Cola Award, Navy Award); Mary Lyddon Thatcher, chemisty; Story DeWeese, computer science (Intel Excellence in Computer Science, ASM Material Educational Foundation); Christina Love, chemistry (Coca Cola, US Metric Association). 

Blue ribbons for Middle School projects were awarded to Hannah Prescott, environmental science, Katherine Stamey, animal science; and Jaryn Wagner, microbiology.  

Others who placed 2nd or 3rd or who received named awards were Upper School students Tigris Nevans, Anjali Ravee, Anjali Chandra, Jen Andrews, Allyce Buniak, Haley Mull, Madeleine Longshore, Hannah Tate, Emma Kirkpatrick, and Victoria Hicks.

Middle School students who placed in their categories or won named awards were Claire Calhoun, Sophia Han, Hannah Lammon, Margaret Lim, Lynn Mai, Amanda Michaud, Phoebe Mills, Hannah Prescott, Daphne Thomas, and Jaryn Wagner.

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