• October 18, 2021
 Socorro ISD Students Sweep Regional Science Fair Contest, Now Move to State

Socorro ISD Students Sweep Regional Science Fair Contest, Now Move to State

SISD students competed in the 33rd Annual Sun Country Regional Science & Engineering Fair with well-researched scientific projects and fared extremely well as they swept the awards.

More than 60 students placed first, second and third in the contest, qualifying for the Texas Science & Engineering Fair March 31 at theTeam SISD sweeps regional science fair4 Team SISD sweeps regional science fair2Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

The district also took eight of the 12 sweepstakes titles. The sweepstakes winners are deemed the best projects for the entire fair and are selected from the first-place winners from every category.

“We certainly kept up the winning tradition,” said Sandra Blough, chemistry instructor at Mission Early College High School, who helped with the SISD project coordination. “We have sweepstakes winners, a student going to the international science fair and more than 60 students going to state. I would say that was pretty good.”

The middle school sweepstakes winners were:
1st Place: John Tomlinson from Paso Del Norte
1st Place:  Damini Patel from John Drugan
2nd Place: Jennifer Muniz from John Drugan
3rd Place: Alani Lopez from Paso Del Norte
3rd Place: Taylor Muller from John Drugan

The high school sweepstakes winners were:
1st Place: Jillian Serrano from Mission Early College High School, who will also represent the district at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix in May.
2nd Place: Lynae Ochoa and Michelle Chuang from Mission Early College High School
3rd Place: Serenity Nunez from Americas High School

High school winners
Americas High School
1st Place: Jacqueline Villalobos 11th grade
1st Place: Jannell Ballin 10th grade
1st Place: Serenity Nunez 10th grade
1st Place: Gala Solis and Christian Jaquez 11th grade
1st Place: Matthew Prospero and Melissa Martinez 11th grade
1st Place: Allison Couch and Ally Ye 10th grade
1st Place: Victoria Nevarez and Benjamin Olea 12th grade
2nd Place: Armando Martin and Paola Barragan 10th grade
2nd Place: Lina Ly 10th grade
2nd Place: Jaime A. Martinez and Monique Atilano 10th grade
2nd Place: Jose Gomez and, Jacob Anguiano 11th grade
2nd Place: Evelyn Peacock and Sean Cordier 10th grade
2nd Place: Evelyn Ortiz and Matthew Urquidi 12th grade
3rd Place: Victoria Slape 12th grade

Eastlake High School
2nd Place: Jonathon Muniz Becerra 12th grade

El Dorado High School
2nd Place: Isabel Tomlinson 9th grade
2nd Place: Lailah Rodriguez-Fournier 11th grade
3rd Place: Koffe Amegble 9th grade
3rd Place: Christian Muniz Hector Alaniz and William Croslen 10th grade

Mission Early College High School
1st Place: Jillian Serrano, 11th grade
1st Place: Michelle Chuang and Lynae Ochoa, 10th grade
1st Place: Carolyn Mena 10th grade
2nd Place: Destiny Ayon and Absiel Ortiz 12th grade
2nd Place: Austin Franco and Jorge Garcia 10th grade
3rd Place: Rebecca Gandara 9th grade
3rd Place: Gabriel Flores 10th grade
3rd Place: Mindy Cuvelier and Albert Calvillo 12th grade
3rd Place: Victoria Navarrette 10th grade
3rd Place: Destiny Aguirre 9th grade

Socorro High School
1st Place: Dawn Blazer 12th grade
3rd Place: Analy Javalca and Zoe Rodriguez 11th grade

Middle School winners
Capt. Walter E. Clarke Middle School
3rd Place: Marco Sanchez 8th grade

Desert Wind School
2nd Place: Amaya Flores 7th grade
2nd Place: Hector Carrete 7th grade
3rd Place: Destiny Enriquez 8th grade

John Drugan School
1st Place: Mario Solis 7th grade
1st Place: Karen Nevarez 8th grade
1st Place: Taylor Muller 7th grade
1st Place: Damini Patel 8th grade
1st Place: Jennifer Muniz 8th grade
2nd Place: Ilia Ortiz 7th grade
2nd Place: Joshua Mildon 7th grade
3rd Place: John Legaspi 6th grade
3rd Place: Olivia Nares 6th grade
3rd Place: Xiana Sepulveda 8th grade
3rd Place: Ethan Lopez 8th grade

Col. John O. Ensor Middle School
1st Place: Riley Miner 7th grade
2nd Place:Cecilia Rejino 8th grade
2nd Place: Austin Mackenben 6th grade
2nd Place: Darien Booth 7th grade

SPC. Rafael Hernando III Middle School
3rd Place: Liam Bennett 7th grade

Montwood Middle School
3rd Place: Carolina Marioni and Sarah Eckenroth 8th grade

SSG. Manuel R. Puentes Middle School
1st Place: Lia Rodriguez 8th grade
3rd Place: Jayde Degraff 7th grade

Paso del Norte School
1st Place: Alani Lopez 8th grade
1st Place: John Tomlinson 6th grade
2nd Place: Luke Tomlinson 8th grade

Ernesto Serna School
3rd Place: Jacklyn Estrada 8th grade

Socorro Middle School
3rd Place: Diego Serda 6th grade

Sun Ridge Middle School

2nd Place: Miranda Rocha 7th grade

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