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View the Images, Meet the Winners -- Fall 2009 U.S. Edition

View the Images, Meet the Winners -- Fall 2009 U.S. Edition


Cassini Scientist for a Day is a national essay contest for U.S. students in grades 5-12, now in its eighth edition. To celebrate the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, this edition was open to every country willing to participate. Students chose one of three images the Cassini spacecraft would take on a given date and time set aside for education, and they each wrote a 500-word essay explaining why their choice would yeild the best science results. Winners and their classes were invited to participate in teleconferences with Cassini scientists.

Target 1: Saturn & Rings

Grade 5-6:
Emily Relic
Valley View Elementary School -- Pleasanton, Calif.

Grade 7-8:

Morgan Shoup

Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy -- Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Grade 9-12:
Anthony Bass
Seminole Ridge Community High School -- Loxahatchee, Fla.


Saturn in all its beauty
Target 1 winners
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Target 2: Tethys & Saturn's Rings

Grade 5-6:
Kathryn Myers
Highland School -- Warrenton, Va.

Grade 7-8:
Caroline Fontenot
Charles F. Bolden Middle School -- Beaufort, S.C.

Grade 9-12:
Jillian Stronk
Cheshire High School -- Cheshire, Conn.


 
Tethys & Saturn's Rings
Target 2 winners
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Target 3: Titan

Grade 5-6:
Aakansha Kumar and Mariam Salib
Matawan Aberdeen Middle School -- Cliffwood, N.J.


Grade 7-8:
Maggie Fye
Centennial Middle School -- Phoenix, Ariz.


Grade 9-12:
Valerie Baretsky
Fairport High School -- Fairport, N.Y.



Titan
Target 3 winners
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