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2012 U.S. Edition Winners

Announcing the U.S. 2012 Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to the U.S. winners of the 2012 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest. Over 2,000 students from 36 states entered the contest. Special thanks to the 25 judges who volunteered their time to read the essays.

We are proud to announce that this year's winners are:

2012 U.S. Edition Winners

Target 1: Pan



Grade 5-6:


Richard Zhan
Willow Springs Elementary School, Fairfax, Va.


Grade 7-8:


Arseny Mikhailov
Linwood Middle School -- North Brunswick, N.J.


Grade 9-12:


Anissa Lee and Ming Wang
The Winsor School -- Boston, Mass.


Pan
Target 1, Pan
Target 1 winners

Target 2: F Ring



Grade 5-6:


Evan Grahn
Magnolia Elementary School -- Upland, Calif.

Grade 7-8:


Mary Joyce
King Middle School -- Harrodsburg, Ky.

Grade 9-12:


Zoe Aridor
Fox Chapel Area High School Pittsburgh, Pa.


F ring
Target 2, Saturn's F ring
target_2_winners.jpg

Target 3: Saturn and its Rings



Grade 5-6:


Bradyn Shelley and Sam Phillips
Shelley Elementary School -- American Fork, Utah.


Grade 7-8:


Michaela Leung
Odyssey Middle School -- Bainbridge Island, Wash.


Grade 9-12:


Ruchica Chandnani
Troy High School -- Troy, Mich.



Saturn
Target 3, Saturn
Target 3 winners