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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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Paige plays the flute and dances in a local dance company. She also enjoys horseback riding. She'd like to pursue a career as a veterinarian, to "combine my love of science and animals."
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Pressure-treated wood contains the compound arsenic, which causes cancer and other health problems. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recommended that pressure-treated wood be coated with a finish to decrease the amount of arsenic that leaches into the environment. Paige wondered whether any particular finish controls arsenic leaching better than others.
Paige divided a pressure-treated pine post into four groups of blocks. She coated one group with latex outdoor paint. Another group was coated with asphalt fence paint. A third group was coated with clear sealant, and a fourth group received no coating. After submerging the blocks in water, Paige analyzed how much arsenic leached into the water. She found that asphalt fence paint limited arsenic leaching the best.

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