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Ladue Schools Students Bring Home Science Fair Honors

Students from both Ladue Horton Watkins High School and Ladue Middle School brought home high honors from the Academy of Science – St. Louis Science Fair.

From LHWHS, Celina Zhou (10th grade) was named a finalist in the High School Honors Division for her project, Analysis of Genetic Co-Occurrence Network Across Sequenced Microbes to Discover Potential Cooperative Microbes in Plastic Degradation.

She received a $500 MOST College Scholarship as well.

Akhil Nadithe (11), John Saleeby (10), and Rachel Tang (12) all earned semifinalist honors for their projects.

From LMS, Elle Saleeby (8) won the Lemelson Early Inventor Prize and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers - Greater St. Louis Chapter Award for her project, The Engineering Design of a Portable Protection System for Backpacks.

Josi Saleeby (7) earned the American Medical Women's Association - Washington University School of Medicine Award for her project, Testing a Humidity Sensor System for Improved Medication Storage. 

Kabir Fatnani (7) received the Bayer Outstanding Young Scientists Award and the Thermo-Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge prize for his Team Project: CARBONSIFT: What is the Carbon Footprint of your Trash?