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Finalists & Winners
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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Theo enjoys computer programming, astronomy, and model rocketry. He is also learning to make pottery. He'd like to become a quantum physicist one day, stating, "I enjoy hearing new thoughts about the nature of light, gravity, subatomic particles, and atoms."
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Encouraged by his father, an archaeologist, and his own budding interest, Theo was interested in techniques used by prehistoric people to create pottery. He wondered whether modern methods could be used to duplicate the colors and textures of pottery made by prehistoric people known as the Hohokam.
 
Because other studies had shown that iron oxide and manganese dioxide are responsible for the red and black colors on Hohokam pottery, Theo painted these two colors on two types of clay. He fired the clay in a kiln under two different temperatures. He found that using a lower temperature and earthenware clay accurately duplicated the look of Hohokam pottery.
 

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