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2011 Winners Target 3: Saturn

2011 Winners Target 3: Saturn



Joey Woods

Grade 5 and 6

Joey Woods

5th Grade, Park View School
Glen Ellyn, Illinois


Teacher: Kerin Motsinger

"One significant reason to study Saturn's northern hemisphere is that it is rare for us to see that part of Saturn. Saturn's rotation around the sun takes 30 years and every season lasts for 7.5 years. When this happens the planet's rings shadow one hemisphere each season. This means that we have a short time to observe."
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Honorable Mention:


Michael Bryant
Arbor View School - Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Teacher: Mary Lou Andacht

Sarah Kerns
Highland School, Warrenton, Virginia
Teacher: Gregory Keubler

Bianca Lupa
Westfield School, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Teacher: Sue Pumo

Keri Vecchiariello
Saint Mary School - Ridgefield, Conn.
Teacher: Patrick Alarcon



Emily Risley

Grade 7 and 8

Emily Risley

7th Grade, Bear Academy Homeschool
Waikoloa, Hawaii


Teacher: Lorelei Risley

"Cassini will be viewing many interesting targets, but to me, one choice is the best. Saturn, the second largest planet, has magnificent storms, super high wind speeds, and is different from Earth in many ways. Saturn is definitely an interesting target with its secrecy and mysteries."
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Finalist:


Xavier Williams
Castiac Middle School - Castaic, Calif.
Teacher: Dr. John de Lemos

Honorable Mention:


Cheyenne L.
Clark Middle School - Ancorage, Alaska
Teacher: Jessica Winn

Dara Thunyakij
South Junior High - Anaheim, Calif.
Teacher: Pisanu Thunyakij

Anna Chang
Linwood Middle School - North Brunswick, New Jersey
Teacher: Mrs. McCarthy

Megan Gorman and Hanson Peirce
Gifford Middle School - Viro Beach, Fla.
Teacher: Jennie Flynt

Ava G.
Saint Mary School - Ridgefield, Conn.
Teacher: Patrick Alarcon

Jonathan H.
Linwood Middle School - North Brunswick, New Jersey
Teacher: Mrs. McCarthy
John Michalowski, 8th Grade, Homeschooled, Middletown, MD. Teacher: Daniel Michalowski


Adam Neu

Grade 9 through 12

Adam Neu

11th Grade, Fairport High School
Fairport, New York


Teacher: Gene Gordon

"Saturn, one of the most beautiful planets in our solar system, is filled with questions just asking to be answered. This is why I think Cassini should take images of Saturn.
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Finalist:


Jan Miranda
University High School - Orlando, Fla.
Teacher: Danielle Miller

Jasmin Grumbeck
Central High School District of Westosha - Salem, Wis.
Teacher: Beth Spear

Honorable Mention:


Nicholas Young
Aviation Highschool - Des Moines, Wash.
Teacher: Mary F. Ciccone Cook

Rachel Willard
Fairport High School - Fairport, New York
Teacher: Gene Gordon

Jamie Hopkins
University High School - Orlando, Fla.
Teacher: Danielle Miller

Laurie Lee
Diamond Bar High School - Diamond Bar, Calif.
Teacher: Alina Gallardo

Fernando Baez
University High School - Orlando, Fla.
Teacher: Danielle Miller