Winners Past & Present
While we consider all students who complete original research winners, below are those students who won the regional competitions. Some years we also placed in the national competition. Congratulations to all!
2016 AK Regional Winners
The winners of the 31st Alaska Statewide High School Science Symposium, March 5-6, are Hayley Zacheis (first), Piper Brase (second), Maia Rothman (third), Rocky Schaefer (fourth) and David Chen (fifth). They also won cash prizes, travel funds and scholarships for college.
2015 National JSHS Winners
Ian Fleming, Petersburg High School, won first place and a $12,000 scholarship at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
Michael Kaden-Hoffmann won the 4th place poster award out of 125 posters and a $300 check.
2015 AK Regional Winners
1 st Place
National JSHS Speaker #1 – Katherine Bates, West Valley High School, Progesterone’s Effects on Compulsive-Like and Anxiety-Like Behaviors of Compulsive-Like Mice, Mus musculus
National JSHS Speaker #2 – Ian Fleming, Petersburg High School, Survival of Hatching Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus Kisutch) in Relation to the Application of Glyphosate Based Herbicides
National JSHS Poster Presenter #1 – Brooke Gottmeier, West Valley High School, Chlorophyll Levels in Cornus canadensis Undergoing Winter Reddening
National JSHS Poster Presenter #2 – Michael Kaden-Hoffmann, West Valley High School Phylogenetic Analysis of DNA Sequences Supporting Three Reciprocally Monophyletic Species in Dwarf Rosebay – Therorhodion (Ericaceae)
National JSHS Poster Presenter #3 – Quetzal Luebke-Laroque, West Valley High School, The Relationship between 3D Printing Temperatures and Print Quality
National JSHS Alternate Delegate #1 – Marlene Bond, West Valley High School, The Music of our Minds – Does Listening to Different Genres of Music Influence Performance on Simple Math Tests?
National JSHS Alternate Delegate #2 – Dawson Verley, West Valley High School, A Statistical Assessment of the Reliability of Temperature Trends in the Arctic Atmosphere
National JSHS Alternate Delegate #3 – David Chen, West Valley High School, A Genetic Mechanism Underlying Bacterial Drug Resistance
Alaska Branch of the American Society of Microbiology ($25): William Mitchell, West Valley High School, Investigation of the Sulfolane Degradation Potential of a Variovorax sp. Isolated from a Subarctic Aquifer
Dan Glass Memorial Award from the American Society of Microbiology ($25): Summer Morton, Petersburg High School, The Possibility of the Transformation of Escherichia coli when Cultured in Agar with Genetically Modified Organism Corn
2015 National JSHS Winners
Jake Herrmann, West Valley High School , A Primarily Statistical Approach to Chatbot Design
William Mitchell, West Valley High School , Effects of Kerosene Co-contamination on Sulfolane Biodegradation
Ryan Nicholson, West Valley High School , Microfluidic Droplet-in-air Production Prototyping in Dry-film Photoresist Developed Microchannels’
Sally Liane Kuhn, West Valley High School , Cyanoacrylate (CA) vs. Iodine Fuming of Latent Fingerprints: A Comparative Study
Abe Haas , West Valley High School , Use of Sodium Nitrite as a Corrosion Inhibitor on Pipeline Steel
Summer Morton , Petersburg High School , Using Microsatellites to Determine if Moose (Alces alces) Are Reproductively Isolated in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeastern Alaska
Kay Rippy, West Valley High School , Efficacy of Common Household Antibacterial Sprays
Ellerie Freisinger , Petersburg High School, Decorations of Oregonia gracilis throughout Petersburg Municipal Harbor