Monterey High Students Place in 2021 MCOE Science & Engineering Fair

In late March, a team of dedicated Monterey High student scientists were recognized with a plethora of 2021 Monterey County Office of Education Science & Engineering Fair awards. Notably, the MHS team swept the Biology category with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place wins. Also, Rithik Bhushan was one of just two students countywide to qualify for the International Science & Engineering Fair. Join us in congratulating:
 
Rithik Bhushan (9th) Utilization of Spirulina for Phytoremediation of Cadmium Pollution in Waterways
1st Biology
Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Qualified for California State Science & Engineering Fair
Qualified for International Science & Engineering Fair

Sindhu & Sneha Gokaraju (9th) Tracking COVID-19's Genomic Evolution: Analyzing Mutations and Variants Over Time
2nd Biology
U.S. Navy / U.S. Marine Corps Award
Qualified for California State Science & Engineering Fair

Angela Tan
 (11th)  Evaluation of Selected Traditional Chinese Medicinal Herbs for Antibacterial Activity against Escherichia Coli
3rd Biology
Society for In Vitro Biology Award 
 
Su Ah Kim (11th)  The Influence of Socioeconomic Status on Monterey and Carmel High School Students’ Participation in a Virtual Classroom and Overall Academic Achievement
1st Behavioral & Social Sciences
Qualified for California State Science & Engineering Fair

Julie Lee & Elizabeth Wang
 (12th) Comparison of the Effect of Various Grades of Trans-Pacific Sourced Pectinidae on the pH of saltwater
2nd Environmental Science
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Award
Qualified for California State Science & Engineering Fair

Sincere thanks to the Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Science, the MHS Science Department, and CTE/ROP for their steadfast support of our students.