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2013 QuikSCience Challenge Winning Teams
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High School

First Place Award: High Tech High North County, San Marcos, CA; "Coral Reefs Conservation"
Second Place Award: N. Hollywood Zoo Magnet, Team #1, Los Angeles, CA; "Build Your own Aquaponics Garden"
Best Service Learning Award: N. Hollywood Zoo Magnet, Team #2, Los Angeles, CA; "Ecotouring: How Alluring!"
Best Research Proposal Award: Westlake High School, Westlake, CA; "Water and You"
Best Cultural and Community Connections Award: Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, HI; "Aquaponics"

Middle School

First Place Award: St. John Fisher Parish, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; "California Kelp Forest Ecosystem"
Second Place Award: San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, CA; "Stop Ghost Fishing"
Best Future Visionaries Award: Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial School, Woodland Hills, CA; "Plastic Busters: Opt Out"
Best Real World Thinkers Award: Huntington Middle School, San Marino, CA; "Walk for Water Awareness"
Best Upcoming New QuikSCientists Award: Rice Elementary School, Rosemead, CA; "Analyzing Trash"

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2012 QuikSCience Challenge Winning Teams
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High School

First Place: Santa Monica High School, Car Team–Reducing Carbon Emissions, Santa Monica, CA
Second Place: Kamehameha Schools, Fertilizers and Algae Team, Honolulu, HI
Best Creative Outreach Award: SOAR High School, OCEANITS GW Team, Lancaster, CA
Best Research Proposal: Gabrielino High School, APES Team, Gabrielino CA
Best Community Service: Oak Park High School, Shark Team, Oak Park, CA
Best Usage of Multi-Media: Westlake High School, Wetlands Team, Westlake, CA

Middle School

First Place: SMASH–Santa Monica Alternative School House, Steelhead Trout Team, Santa Monica, CA
Second Place (2 team tie from same school): St. Margaret's Episcopal School, Styrofoam Surfboard Team and Robot Oil-sucker-upper Team, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Best Interactive Lesson Plan Award: San Joaquin Middle School, Pollution and Sea Turtle Team, Irvine, CA
Best Adaptation of a Lesson Plan: New Horizon Middle School, Elephant Seal Team, Los Angeles, CA
Best Innovative Environmental Solution: Eastshore Elementary School, Runoff Pollution Team, Irvine, CA

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2011 QuikSCience Challenge Winning Teams
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High School

First Place: Oak Park High School, Team #2, Oak Park, CA
Second Place: SOAR High School, Lancaster, CA
Third Place: Leilehua High School, Wahiawa, HI
Best New Science in a Lesson Plan: Animo Charter Leadership High School, Inglewood, CA
Best Community Service: Da Vinci Science, Team #1, Hawthorne, CA

Middle School

First Place: Hermosa Academy, Hermosa Beach, CA
Second Place: Eastshore School, Irvine, CA
Best Fusion of Science, Art, and Music: Menifee Valley Middle School, Menifee, CA
Best Project Inspired Investigation: SMASH – Santa Monica Alternative School House, Team #1, Santa Monica, CA
Best-Measured Impact of a Lesson Plan: Stephen Foster Elementary, Lakewood, CA
Best Thinking Globally and Acting Locally: Rancho San Joaquin, Irvine, CA

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2010 QuikSCience Challenge Winning Teams
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High School

First Place: Kamehameha Schools
Second Place (tied): Santa Monica High School
Second Place (tied): Chadwick School
Best Environmental Solution: Canyon Crest Academy
Best Environmental Spirit: Morningside High School
Best Out-of-the-Box Thinking: SOAR High School

Middle School

First Place: Eastshore School
Second Place: St. Margarets Episcopal School
Best Environmental Solution: John Glenn Middle School
Best Lesson Plan: Marina del Rey Middle School
Best Community Service: Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School

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2009 QuikSCience Challenge Winning Teams
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High School

First Place: Francis Parker School
Second Place: San Fernando High School
Best Lesson Plan: Canyon Crest Academy
Best Community Service:
Animo Leadership Charter High School
Honorable Mention: Eco Academy Charter School

Middle School

First Place: Marina del Rey Middle School
Second Place: Menifee Valley Middle School
Best Lesson Plan: Virgil Middle School
Best Community Service: St. Margaret's Episcopal School
Honorable Mention: Will Rogers Middle School

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2008 QuikSCience Challenge Winning Teams
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High School–WEST Coast

First Place: Santa Monica High School
Second Place (tied): Animo Leadership Charter High School
Second Place (tied): Mira Costa High School
Best Lesson Plan: Int'l. Polytechnic High School
Best Community Service: Francis Parker School

Middle School–WEST Coast

First Place: Van Avery Prep School
Second Place: John Adams Middle School
Best Lesson Plan: St. Callistus – Team Turtle
Best Community Service: St. Callistus – Team Ocean
Honorable Mention: John Muir Middle School

High School–EAST Coast

First Place: Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES)
Second Place: Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES)

Middle School–EAST Coast

First Place: Veterans Memorial Middle School
Second Place: Wall Middle School

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2007 QuikSCience Challenge Winning Teams
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High School–WEST Coast

First Place: Francis Parker School
Second Place: Mira Coasta High SchoolSchool
Best Lesson Plan: Int'l. Polytechnic High School
Best Community Service: Santa Monica High School
Honorable Mention: CALS Early College High School

Middle School–WEST Coast

First Place: Horace Mann Middle School
Second Place: Van Avery Prep School
Best Lesson Plan:N-GENioUS Academy
Best Community Service: Curtis Middle School
Honorable Mention: John Adams Middle School
Honorable Mention: Mann Middle School of Expedition
Honorable Mention: CAVA–California Virtual Academy

High School–EAST Coast

First Place:
Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES)
Second Place: Convent of the Sacred Heart

Middle School–EAST Coast

First Place: Veterans Memorial Middle School
Second Place: All Saints Catholic School

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2006 QuikSCience Challenge Winning Teams
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High School

First Place: Animo Venice Charter High School
Second Place: Francis Parker High School
Best Lesson Plan: Monte Vista High School
Best Community Service: Animo Leadership Charter High School
Honorable Mention: Lakewood High School

Middle School

First Place: John A. Sutter Academy
Second Place: Van Avery Middle School
Best Lesson Plan: Curtis Middle School
Best Community Service: John A. Sutter Academy
Honorable Mention: Mann Middle School

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2005 QuikSCience Challenge Winning Teams
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High School

First Place: Mira Costa High School (Roundhouse Aquarium)
Second Place: Animo Leadership Charter High School
Honorable Mention: Ventura High School

Middle School

First Place: John Adams Middle School
Second Place: St. Mary's Middle School
Honorable Mention: La Canada 7-8 High School

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2004 QuikSCience Challenge Winning Teams
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High School

First Place: 32nd St/Visual and Performing Arts School
Second Place: Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies
Honorable Mention: St. Mary's Middle School

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