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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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Philip enjoys tae kwon do and playing football and basketball. He also plays tuba in his school's band. He hopes to become a history professor someday, stating, "I absolutely love history."
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Philip is interested in the mold spores found in household dust. After seeing the price difference in air filters for houses with central air conditioning, he wondered whether expensive filters are any better for trapping mold spores than cheaper filters.
Philip set out petri dishes in five houses and let dust particles settle on them to test the background level of mold spores in each house. He then swapped the air filters for inexpensive versions and tested mold spore levels again. He tested mold spore levels in the houses a third time after changing the filters for expensive ones. Philip discovered that significantly fewer mold spores were present in each house when it was fitted with the expensive filters than when the inexpensive filters were in place.

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