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2011 Winners Target 2: Rhea and Titan

2011 Winners Target 2: Rhea and Titan


Michelle Kwon

Grade 5 and 6

Michelle Kwon

5th Grade, Arbor View School
Glen Ellyn, Illinois


Teacher: Mary Lou Andacht

"Exploring Rhea and Titan and unveiling its secrets are only the beginning of Cassini's journey! It may also provide us with much more accurate and precise information to understand space better after it has completed its mission Exploration Space! "
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Finalist:


Matthew Giorgio
Saint Mary School - Ridgefield, Conn.
Teacher: Patrick Alarcon

Honorable Mention:


Sabrina Fowler
Jim Bridger Middle School - Las Vegas, Nev.
Teacher: Lisa McClure

Juan Felipe M.
Windy Ridge School, Orlando - Fla.
Teacher: Michael Cohen

Kate M.
Saint Mary School - Ridgefield, Conn.
Teacher: Patrick Alarcon

Arnav Mehra
Marshall Road Elementary - Vienna, Virginia
Teacher: Bruce Wyman

Michael Rodriguez
St. Adelaide Academy - Highland, Calif.
Teacher: Mrs. Pettitt

Klaus S.
Saint Mary School - Ridgefield, Conn.
Teacher: Patrick Alarcon


Isabel Torres

Grade 7 and 8

Isabel Torres

7th Grade, Bourbon County Middle School

Paris, Kentucky

Teacher: Kayla Vaughan

"Did you know that Saturn's largest moon, Titan, resembles Earth before our atmosphere received oxygen? Titan is said to be 'one of the most Earth-like worlds we have found to date.' This could be helpful to science in many ways."
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Finalists:


Arun Bhattasali
Congressional Schools of Virginia - Falls Church, Virginia
Teacher: Catherine Hendrix

Kelsey Gosling
Woodside Priory School - Portola Valley, Calif.
Teacher: Paul Trudelle

Honorable Mention:


Mikayla Castillo
Centennial Middle School - Phoenix, Ariz.
Teacher: Jon Hutman

David Hulme
Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac, Tustin, Calif.
Teacher: Allison Spillman

Raayan Mohtashemi
William H. Crocker Middle School - Hillsborough, Calif.
Teacher: Dr. Elizabeth Statmore

Christa Rapoza
Clark Middle School - Anchorage, Alaska
Teacher: Jessica Winn

Abhiraj Saxena
Woodrow Wilson Middle School - Edison, New Jersey
Teacher: Douglas Aiello

Brandon Martinez
Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac, Tustin, Calif.
Teacher: Allison Spillman

Halle McGibbon-Bloom
H. Frank Carey High School - Franklin Square, New York
Teacher: Todd Zwerling

Rahul Patel
Linwood Middle School - North Brunswick, New Jersey
Teacher: Mrs. McCarthy

Robert Screven
Woodside Priory School - Portola Valley, Calif.
Teacher: Paul Trudelle

Jonathan Sun
Chaparral Middle School - Diamond Bar, Calif.
Teacher: Larry Rodgers

Andrew Womelduff
Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy - Coeur dAlene, Idaho
Teacher: Jeff Rigg


Victoria Slaughter

Grade 9 through 12

Victoria Slaughter

12th Grade, University High School
Orlando, Fla.


Teacher: Danielle Miller

"There are many aspects of Titan that should be further explored. In many ways, Titan is more similar to a planet than a moon, since it is the only known object other than Earth to have stable lakes, rivers, and other large bodies of liquid."
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Honorable Mention:


Nicholas Liu
Pioneer High School - Ann Arbor, Mich.
Teacher: Leslie Kellman

Jacob Goell
Junipero Serra - Belmont, Calif.
Teacher: Elizabeth Hegarty