LHS Science Fair Winners
Gareema Dhiman, Michelle Jung, Andre Nguyen are a science project team of 3 who are going on to compete at the international level at the Intel International Science Fair in Pittsburg in May. They have been working together for 3 years now, having started with an after-school project in 9th grade with a Gear UP project looking at seed germination. Each year they have found new questions to explore and have advanced new discoveries in science by investigating topics that have not been studied before in seed biology and viability in terms of space travel applications.
Seniors Bailee Raymond and Diana Ruiz earned an Excellence award and the US Stockholm Junior Water Prize for their water quality investigation of local headwater sources in the Environmental Science category. With the Stockholm award they can go on to compete for a spot at the National Competition in North Carolina in June at UNC.
10th graders Paige Ihnen and Peiyi Hu earned Honorable Mention in Botany for their Investigation of the invasive crack willow tree in the Logan River Restoration area.
Senior Simon Rhoufiry earned a 3rd place medal and the US Stockholm Junior Water prize in Environmental Science. He wants to compete for the spot to go to the National competition in June at UNC in North Carolina. The next level beyond that is the international competition in Sweden. For his project he investigated the change in river velocity at the new river channel constructed in the Logan River Restoration area.
Not Photographed - Gauri Garg earned 2nd place in the Medical / Health category and Emilio Alejandre-Quiroz and Richard Lazzari in the Microbiology category. Their project earned an Excellence award and the Weber State Science Award.