Blair Magnet News: Spring 2018

Magnet students won several major awards this spring!

National Ocean Science Bowl 2018
Ocean Science Bowl:
Blair's team won the 2018 National Ocean Sciences Bowl! The students on the winning team are Junior Laura Cui, and Seniors Noah Singer, David Wu, Elliot Kienzle, and Anish Senapati. Blair's Ocean Science Bowl teams are coached by Mr. Pham. The students qualified after winning the Chesapeake Bay Bowl in February, and at the national finals in Boulder, Colorado, they bested 22 teams from around the country in a double-elimination tournament to take the top prize! As winners, Blair's team will receive all-expenses paid trips to Florida where they will visit SeaWorld, Mote Marine Laboratory, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, and Discovery Cove.

Presidential Scholar: Senior Michael Yin is a 2018 Presidential Scholar!

Regeneron STS 2018
Regeneron Science Talent Search:
 Seniors Sarah Gao, Andrew Komo, David Wu, and Alice Zhang were finalists in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search, and David finished in fifth place, winning a $90,000 scholarship. Sarah, Andrew, and Alice received $25,000 scholarships. They presented their research in March for a panel of judges and at a public poster session (@MsBosseBlair). The students were interviewed by ABC7 News and were recognized by the County Council (YouTube).

Science Fair: Many students won awards at the Montgomery County Science Fair (pdf) (@MsBosseBlair)
  • Junior Daniel Schaffer and Senior Mengming Luo were grand prize winners, and they are representing Montgomery County at ISEF in Pittsburgh, May 17-18.
  • Seniors Mikaela Moore and Emma Schillerstrom were ISEF alternates - they completed their SRP on Wallops Island.
  • In the Biology category, in addition to Daniel Schaffer, Srish Udayakumar and Tarun Mattikalli also won first place prizes.
  • In the Physics category, Alex Wang and Steven Qu won first place prizes.
  • In the Engineering category, Mehana Daftary won a first place prize. Mehana was also a finalist at Georgetown JSHS (@MsBosseBlair).
More awards won by Magnet students:
Wallops Island: Photos from this year's Wallops Island trip are on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/blairmagnet/sets/72157690048497060/page2/

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