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SJHS Students Earn Awards at RPI

| March 22, 2017

On March 18, 21 Shaker Junior High School 8th graders had research projects entered in the annual RPI Science Research Competition. While it took a lot of time, effort, and guidance from teachers to get all of the entries ready for the competition, eight of them stood out by earning special recognition from the panel of judges, with one student earning two awards. Following are the students, their hall, the title of their research project, and the award(s) won:

Atharv Agashe, Houston Hall, 2nd Place Grand Prize Junior Division, “How Does Martian Soil Affect Plants?”

Andrew Huang, Norris Hall, Army and Marine Corps Award, “Using Crowdsourcing to Form a Profitable Strategy in the Stock Market”

Dolly Bhashyam, Clay Hall, US Metric Association Award, “Corrupt Confections:  Do You Pay a Higher Price Than You Should for Oreos?”

Aarohi Vasavada, Clay Hall, Price Chopper Golub Foundation Award, “Got Expired Milk?”

Emma Loffredo, Calhoun Hall, SI Group Smart Chemistry Award, “Does Removing Soil Microorganisms Affect Plant Growth?”

Shashank Garg, Calhoun Hall, Intel ISEF American Meteorological Society Award, “What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Monsoons and how does Climate affect them?”

Ashley Cheffolway, Calhoun Hall, Intel ISEF Association of Women Geoscientists Award, “How Does the pH of Water Affect Limestone?”

Laura Romania, Calhoun Hall, Dudley Observatory Award AND the Nuclear Society Award, “How Does Mars’ Distance from the Sun Cause Difficiencies in Solar Panels?”

Congratulations to all of the entrants and special congratulations to these eight award winners!

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