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Three Cibola students win at SARSEF

Cibola High School junior Kassandra Garcia, and freshmen Taylor Clarkson and Quinn Nemeth won awards at Southern Arizona Research, Science, and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF) competition.

The foundation’s mission is to help create Arizona’s future critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering.

Garcia won an Einstein award for her project on athletes, artists, and depression. 

“It is exciting to see the scientific method being implemented in different areas of interest,” CHS Science Teacher Patricia Garcia said. “Kassandra has worked hard on collecting data to show the need and value to the fine arts in high schools. I’m very proud of her.”

Clarkson won second place overall in Chemistry with her project on Vitamin C levels in citrus fruits.

Nemeth won multiple awards for her project Optimizing Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Performance by Filtering Turbulent Airflow under the category of Energy and Environmental Engineering, including SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Engineering Excellence Award; Air Force Future Leaders of STEM Award; Ricoh Sustainable Development Award; Southwest Gas Corporation Award of Excellence; and the TEP Award of Excellence.

“Quinn and Taylor are outstanding young scientists who are curious about science and apply hard work and discipline to carry out their science experiment and everything they do in and out of the classroom,” CHS Biology Teacher Kim Adkins said. “These two young ladies have a bright future ahead in science fairs and we can’t wait to see their future projects and endeavors.”


Kevin Swearingin