Dear Friends,Last week our kids competed in the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. This regional competition challenges students to go beyond classroom studies and to do independent research – to ask compelling questions, to design and implement innovative solutions, and to present and defend results to judges who are professionals in their fields. Over 50 schools in San Diego and Imperial County participated and 174 students in the junior division were accepted into the judging round. Every one of our 8th grade students who submitted a project had the honor of being accepted. Seven of our students placed in their categories and two qualified for Broadcom MASTERS, a nationwide premier middle school science and engineering fair competition. This is thanks to the dedication of Diana and her ability to guide and inspire her students. 2021 awards1st Place, qualified for State and Broadcom MASTERS, Grand Award Runner Up: Junior Division – Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical Isa, Designing a Bicycle Powered Charging System1st place, qualified for State and Broadcom MASTERS: Junior Division – Behavioral & Social Sciences Shane, Gender bias in male and female children1st Place, Junior Division – Behavioral & Social Sciences Siena, Subject Preference between male and female students1st place: Junior Division – Consumer Sciences & Product Testing Aasha, Homemade vs. Store Bought Hand Sanitizer Wipes2nd Place: Junior Division – Consumer Sciences & Product Testing Jessica, The Effect of Standard Sizing Variance in Clothing on Perception of Stores2nd Place: Junior Division – Earth and Planetary Sciences.Evelyn, Pollution and Its Effect on the Growth of Plants and Crops 3rd Place: Junior Division – Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering Kayhan, CoronaballProfessional Engineers in California Govt $500 scholarshipIsa, Designing a Bicycle Powered Charging System2nd Place San Diego Psychological AssociationShane, Gender bias in male and female childrenHonorable Mention San Diego Psychological AssociationSiena, Subject Preference between male and female studentsLemelson Early Inventor $100 PrizeKayhan, Coronaball We are, needless to say, very proud of all of our scientists and Diana for their extraordinary work.