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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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Michael enjoys playing baseball and lacrosse. He also runs a small business doing odd jobs. His career goals include professional baseball "first," followed by starting his own landscaping business.
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Consuming excessive amounts of aluminum has been linked to a variety of health problems, including Alzheimer's disease. Michael was curious about whether this metal leaches out of the aluminum foil used to store various foods. He hypothesized that the more acidic the food or beverage stored, the more aluminum would leach out.
 
Michael placed balled-up squares of aluminum foil in samples of several liquids, including lemon juice, vinegar, distilled water, and Coca-Cola. After allowing the foil to soak overnight, he tested the aluminum contents of the liquids. He found that Coca-Cola and vinegar absorbed the most aluminum, followed by water and lemon juice.
 

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