6 district students recognized at regional science fair

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Three will advance to next level of competition

Image 7Three Unionville High students won first-place awards Thursday night at the Delaware Valley Science Fair in Oaks, and one will advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair next month in Arizona. In addition, two Patton Middle School students earned a spot in the Broadcom MASTERS competition.

Sophomore Shashwat Kishore received first place in the mathematics category as well as second place among all the top 10-grade finishers in all categories, qualifying him for the next level of competition in Phoenix. He also received an award from Mu Alpha Theta.

Senior Meghan Shea won first place in the environmental science category as well as awards from the Water Environment Federation, Ricoh Americas Corp., the USDA Eastern Regional center, the Society of Women Engineers, and the Air Force.

 Sophomore Sam Miller earned a first-place award in physics as well as awards from the Franklin Institute and the Nano/Bio Interface Center.

Patton’s Dana Homer won first place in the zoology category, and Sagar Maheshwari placed third in  environmental science. Both will advance to the Broadcom MASTERS, the middle-school equivalent of the Intel contest. Entries will be judged during the summer, and 30 finalists, who will be announced Aug. 29, will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, for additional competition.

Paige Young, also from Patton, received an honorable mention award from the American Society for Microbiology.

More than 1,000 students from the tri-state area competed at the fair. Founded in 1949 to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, it bills itself as one of the oldest science fairs in the country.

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