Strong showing for SCUSD high schools, middle schools at STEM fair

LdV winnersSutter's Sydney Walthall

Several Sacramento City Unified School District high school and middle school students won high honors at the Synopsys Sacramento Regional STEM Fair in Folsom on March 14.

Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School first place finisher Will Gaudreau has been nominated to move on to the California State Science Fair Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition.  

The winners:

  • Nicholas Wong, John F. Kennedy High School: Second Place, Behavioral and Social Sciences, for “What Factors Influence Currency Bill Tracking?”
  • Will Buelna, The Met Sacramento: Second Place, Biological Sciences, for “The Effect of Pollution on Plants”
  • Jacquelyn Davila, School of Engineering and Sciences: Third Place, Energy and Transportation, for “A Coral Safe Sunscreen”
  • Anthony Cordova, Trejon Croffet and Maribel Campos, John F. Kennedy: Honorable Mention, Energy and Transportation, for “Is Water From Our School’s Drinking Fountain Safe?”
  • Peter Milam and Darius Gordon-Gregor, School of Engineering and Sciences: Honorable Mention, Energy and Transportation, for “Rock You Like a Hurricane”
  • Viktoriya Gracheva, School of Engineering and Sciences: Honorable Mention, Physical Science, for “How Many Pulleys”
  • Julia Heckey and Sophia Sidley, Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School: Third Place, Behavioral and Social Sciences, for “Cellphones”
  • Maya Steinhart, Sutter Middle School: Honorable Mention, Behavioral and Social Sciences, for “It’s All in the Eye.”
  • Sydney Walthall, Sutter Middle School: Third Place, Biological Sciences, for “Water Disinfection — Testing a Simple Solar Disinfection Approach”
  • Sophia Peavy and Lola Jan, Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School: Honorable Mention, Biological Sciences, for “Home Clean Home”
  • Ben Powell, Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School: Second Place, Chemistry and Health Sciences, for “Tums, Tums Tums Tums Tums”
  • Alexa Gray and Bridget Herbert, Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School: Fourth Place, Chemistry and Health Sciences, for “Are Your Hands Really Clean?”
  • Elizabeth Low, Sam Brannan Middle School: Honorable Mention, Chemistry and Health Sciences for “Get the Soap Out”
  • Will Gaudreau, Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School: First Place, Engineering, for “What’s Cooking?”
  • Alex DeNuzzo, Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School: Honorable Mention, Engineering, “Why No WiFi?”
  • Kenny Duong and Tommy Hoang, Sutter Middle School: Fourth Place, Math and Computer Sciences, “Want to Make a Video Game? Here’s How!”
  • Darin Thao, Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School: Third Place, Physical Sciences, “A Breath of Fresh Air”
  • Special Award Winners: Will Buelna, Jacob Artho (Sutter), Quincy Johnston (Sutter), Lucy Lindgren (LdV), Jacquelyn Davila, Sydney Walthall

Congratulations!