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At the 63rd annual D.C. Mathematics, Science & Technology (DC MST) Fair on Saturday March 14, 2009 Washington Mathematics Science Technology Public Charter High School students won seven prizes in the elite competition’s senior division. WMST PCHS students earned the second highest number of honors, behind only Banneker High School.

Affiliated with the Intel International Science & Technology Fair, the DC MST Fair took place at McKinley Technology High School’s gymnasium. Walter Reed Army Institute of Research organized the event, which is open to all sixth through 12th grade students in public, public charter, private and parochial schools in Washington. The senior division pitted high school students against each other.

“Congratulations to all our students who entered the DC MST Fair,” said Kortni Stafford, vice principal for academics at WMST PCHS. “Our students worked very hard and represented WMST PCHS very well against formidable competition.”

In Physics & Astronomy, Alex Duran, an 11th grade student at WMST PCHS, walked away with the first place prize for his project on “The Aerodynamics of Cars: Shape Problems.” Alex also won an honorable mention in the overall senior division competition, in which the judges reviewed all the projects from high school students.

Devon Dunn, a senior at WMST PCHS, won second place in Animal Sciences for his project on “A New Regeneration.”

Tyleasha Roundtree, a 10th grade student at WMST PCHS, won second place in Microbiology for her project on “Which product is best at killing germs?”

In the Physics & Astronomy category, 10th grade WMST PCHS student Dominick Williams won an honorable mention award for his project on “Aluminum vs. Wood.”

In the Chemistry category, Fellow junior Tanisha Bennett also won an honorable mention for her project on “Shampoo vs. Conditional/Shampoo on Tensile Strength of Hair.” Freshman Nathaniel Davis also won an Chemistry category honorable mention for his project on “Freezing Water with Mixed Substances.”

For more information on the D.C. Mathematics, Science & Technology Fair, please go to http://www.dcscifair.com/