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2013 U.S. Edition Winners

Announcing the U.S. 2013 Essay Contest Winners

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Congratulations to the U.S. winners of the 2013 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest. More than 2,300 students from 37 states entered the contest. Special thanks to the 35 judges who volunteered their time to read the essays.

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

Target 1: Iapetus



Grade 5-6:


Maya Page
5th grade, Arbor View School -- Glen Ellyn, Illinois


Grade 7-8:


Gracie Stewart
7th grade, Bull Run Middle School -- Gainesville, Virginia


Grade 9-12:


Simran Parwani
11th grade, Fox Chapel Area High School -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Iapetus
Target 1, Iapetus
Maya Page, Gracie Stewart, and Simran Parwani
Maya Page, Gracie Stewart, and Simran Parwani

Target 2: Dione



Grade 5-6:


Anisha Kundu
5th grade, Peter Noyes Elementary School -- Sudbury, Massachusetts

Grade 7-8:


Ben Phillips
8th grade, Windy Ridge School -- Orlando, Florida

Grade 9-12:


Benjamin Palmer
12th grade, Meadowview Academy -- Queensbury, New York


Dione
Target 2, Dione
Anisha Kundu, Ben Phillips, and Benjamin Palmer
Anisha Kundu, Ben Phillips, and Benjamin Palmer
 

Target 3: Saturn and its Rings



Grade 5-6:


Sanjana Krishna
6th grade, YES LLC -- Acton, Massachusetts


Grade 7-8:


Hannah Rhee
8th grade, Jackson Middle School -- Champlin, Minnesota


Grade 9-12:


Robert Olsen
12th grade, Powell County High School -- Deer Lodge, Montana



Saturn system
Target 3, Saturn and its rings
Sanjana Krishna, Hannah Rhee, and Robert Olsen
Sanjana Krishna, Hannah Rhee, and Robert Olsen