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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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Manpreet enjoys learning Indian classical dance and playing the violin. She'd like to become a marine biologist. Manpreet says, "I love animals, especially marine animals."
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After reading about rising incidences of skin cancer, Manpreet was inspired to find alternative ways to protect skin from damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. She hypothesized that herbs containing antioxidants, which fight the free radicals produced by UV rays, might have a protective effect.
 
Manpreet assessed how much UVA rays damaged skin cells when the cells were exposed for times ranging from 15 to 60 minutes. She then took a similar assessment when she added natural antioxidants such as garlic, pomegranate, gingko biloba, and grape seed to the skin cells either before or after UVA exposure. She found that garlic and pomegranate protected the cells completely for 15 minutes and partially for 30 minutes. The other antioxidants protected the cells only partially or not at all.
 

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