CHHS Takes Second Place at the California Science & Engineering Fair
This year’s Science Fair was filled with amazing scholars who worked and prepared hard to place in the top of their competition. Chino Hills High finished with three Regional winners that moved onto the State Championships. The 67th annual California Science & Engineering Fair was held on April 23-24, at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. After winning gold medals at Regionals, Leonardo Park, and the team of Wynn Phaychanpheng and Audrey Sogata were able to move onto the State Championships. The State Finals at the California Science Center were hosted near USC, and the students from each participating school were at the center from the morning to the evening on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, the contestants had time to set up and have an orientation for the next day. On Tuesday, they had to perform and present their project to four judges where they were scored based on their content, creativity, and performance. Leonardo presented his project “ The Banach-Tarski Paradox and Equidecomposability and Their Applicability to the Infinite,” and his entry was more of a mathematical project instead of a scientific one. Wynn and Audrey presented their project “ The Effects of Abscisic Acid on the Growth of Unstressed and Stressed Brassica Rapa,” which was a plant science-based project. Wynn Phaychanpheng and Audrey Sogata won the 2nd Place medal in the Senior Division, in Plant Biology. Leonardo, Wynn, and Audrey have found much success in their science fair projects and were great representatives of Chino Hills High School, as they dominated each level of the Science Fair Championships. Congratulations!