44th Island Wide Science Fair

Thirteen St. John’s students earned top awards at this year’s 44th Island Wide Science which was held virtually. Projects were categorized into six categories – Ecology, Earth Science and Sustainability projects; Physical Science, Electronics, Computer and Math projects; Human/Medical projects; Animal/Plant projects; Chemistry projects; and Energy, Inventions including Engineering, and Robotic projects. Online projects were judged from March 26 to March 31.

Congratulations to the following students who have participated and placed in their respective categories:

Division 1: Kinder-2

Category- Plant/Animal
1st Place- Kalena Lopez (OVERALL DIVISION 1 WINNER)

Division 3: Grades 6-8

Category- Human and Medical 
1st place- Jamie Xu

Category- Chemistry
1st place- Kailee Wong

Division 4: Grades 9-12

Category- Ecology, Earth Science and Sustainability
1st place- Kasey Xu
2nd place- Kelvin Lee

Category- Chemistry
1st Place – Seungho Sunny Kang

Category- Human and Medical 
1st place – Jessica Ju
2nd place- Vaishnavi Khandelwal 

Category- Physical Science and Math
1st place – Edward Ju
2nd place- Taiyo Tagami

Category- Plant/Animal
1st place – Justine Xu (OVERALL DIVISION 4 WINNER)
3rd place- Miwa Gudmundsen

Category- Energy & Inventions
2nd place- Elizabeth Chua

7th grader, Kailee Wong received the Lemelson Early Inventor Prize with her project “Bread Fruit Bioplastic: Creating Thermoplastic Starch (TPS) out of Artocarpus Altilis Waste”. Wong and 8th grader Jamie Xu (project: “What Cleaning Substance Gets Rid of Bacteria Best?) will represent Guam at the virtual Broadcom Masters Competition on June 15, 2022.

Upper school junior, Justine Xu was the Division 4 Overall Winner with her project entitled, “Estimating the LD50 of 1-Naphthyl-N-methylcarbamate in Sevin Using Different Percentages of Concentration on Apis Mellifera”. She received a trip to Atlanta, Georgia on May 7-13 for the 2022 Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF).

The awarding ceremony took place on Sunday, May 29th at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa.

Left to right: Edward Ju, Kailee Wong, Miwa Gudmundsen, Jessica Ju, Sunny Kang, Jamie Xu, Vaishnavi Khandelwal, Kalena Lopez, Justine Xu, Kelvin Lee, Kasey Xu, Taiyo Tagami. Not pictured: Elizabeth Chua

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