Riverside High Students advance to International and State Science Fair Competitions

Nine Riverside High School students took home several awards in the annual Sun Country Regional Science Fair in February. Each student will advance to the state competition in San Antonio.

In a first for Riverside High School, Joe Candelaria took home 1st place in Chemistry Energy and 1st place overall Sweepstakes and will advance to the international competition.

Other Rangers that placed are: Yanira Rocha – 1st place Environmental; Vanessa Valles – 2nd place overall Sweepstakes and 1st place Biomedical; Guillermo Avitia – 1st place Biomedical; Xena Tame – 2nd place Biomedical; Miah Ornelas – 2nd place Materials: Alejandro Medina – 3rd place Molecular; Itzel Reyes – 4th place Mathematics; and Michael Nava – Special Engineering Award Materials.

The annual El Paso Sun Country Regional Science Fair provides an exceptional experience for students through exposure to professional level judges, provides public recognition of talented students for their independent research efforts, and increases public awareness of the importance of science education in our society.