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2006 Finalists

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Almas Abdulla

Nicholas Anthony

Shalila Baena

Aaron Burrows

Joseph Church

David Cohn, III

Amy David

Isabella Dominguez

Cyanna Skye Edwards

Erin Edwards

Shilpi Ganguly

Jack Grundy

Anthony Hennig

Jacob Hurwitz

Otana Jakpor

Taylor Jones

Theo Jones

Nolan Kamitaki

Manpreet Kaur

Sophie Klimcak

Nicholas Lemp

Jason Lloyd

Mikael Matossian

Collin McAliley

Jayleen McAlpine

Kushal Naik

Theresa Oei

William Pete

Lindsey Precht

Mackensie Quade

Radhika Rawat

Philip Ricker

Michael Sewell

Aarthi Shankar

David Tao

Jayne Thompson

Paige Thompson

Joel Tinker

Trevor van Voorthuijsen

Scott Yu

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Erin enjoys performing Irish dance, swimming, and doing various arts and crafts. Her future career aspiration is nursing. Erin says, "I think it's a great job because you get to help people and make a difference in the world."
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Inspired by the swimming pool in her backyard, Erin wondered why pool water sometimes turns people's hair green. Pool water typically contains two chemicals that Erin considered prime culprits: chlorine, which acts as an antibacterial agent, and copper, which comes from antifungal solutions or copper coils that heat the pool. She hypothesized that copper, and not chlorine, can give hair a green tint.
 
Erin collected bunches of hair in four different shades from a local hair salon. She separated the hair into three groups, soaking one in an algaecide solution, another in a chlorine solution, and a third that received no treatment. Only hair soaked in the algaecide turned green, confirming her hypothesis. After testing various household chemicals on the green hair, she found that lemon juice best removed the unwanted green tint.
 

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