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Two students in Fayette County Public Schools are semifinalists in the Broadcom MASTERS – a national contest in which middle school students demonstrate their mastery of Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering as Rising Stars through science fair competitions.
Amanda Wallin, an eighth-grader at Lexington Traditional Magnet School, and Winburn Middle’s Joanna Slusarewicz (now a freshman at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School) were nominated by the Central Kentucky Regional Science & Engineering Fair last spring. They are now among 300 students nationwide, including seven others from Kentucky, competing for a trip to the Broadcom MASTERS Science & Engineering Showcase in Washington, D.C.
In Kentucky’s regional science fair, Amanda took overall top honors in the middle school division, and Joanna was runner-up. Both placed second in the state fair’s category competition – Amanda in chemistry and Joanna in behavioral science.
Young people who participate in the Broadcom MASTERS are better prepared to meet the challenges as tomorrow’s innovators who will lead the way with scientific breakthroughs, engineering feats and technological know-how. The 30 finalists will be announced Aug. 29, and the first, second and third-place winners on Oct. 2. Joanna also was a semifinalist last year.
Broadcom MASTERS is a program of Society for Science & the Public.