CSSF Category Awards: 2012
Plant Biology

Junior Division


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J1929 — First Place
Connor T. Schademan, Grade 7 portrait
The Importance of Coyote Bush in Chaparral Ecosystems
Advisor: Miss Shannon O'Laughlin
School: Blue Oak School, Chico, Butte County
J1928 — Second Place
Venkat N. Sankar, Grade 7 portrait
Using Astragalus purshii var. tinctus to Inhibit Growth of Invasive Thistles (Centaurea ssp.)
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Sommer
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1931 — Third Place
Chaitra S. Subbarao, Grade 8 portrait
An Elegant Test to Measure Post-Harvest Decay of Different Lettuce Cultivars
Advisor: Dr. Ivan Simko
School: Buena Vista Middle School, Salinas, Monterey County
J1907 — Fourth Place
Anna D. de la Rosa, Grade 6 portrait
Eggcellent Eggshells: How Eggshells Affect Plant Growth
Advisor: Mrs. Alexandra Gonzales
School: Our Lady of Refuge School, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
J1908 — Honorable Mention
Eleni C. Fafoutis, Grade 6 portrait
One Smart Spud: A Potato Hormone Project
Advisor: Ms. Nadia Oggiano
School: St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, Orange County
J1911 — Honorable Mention
Austin M. Hartman, Grade 7 portrait
Edryd O. van Bruggen, Grade 7 portrait
Do Plants Predict the Dawn? The Psychic Plant!
Advisor: Dr. Jayne Hastedt
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
J1913 — Honorable Mention
Adithi R. Iyer, Grade 8 portrait
Send in the Clones
Advisor: Mr. Brandon Parsons
School: Lakeside Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J1923 — Honorable Mention
Natalie G. Opalach, Grade 8 portrait
Ring around the Redwood
Advisor: Mr. Greg Ennes
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County

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