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Plano ISD Shines at Texas Science and Engineering Fair, Earning Multiple Awards and Accolades

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Plano ISD Shines at Texas Science and Engineering Fair

Plano Independent School District (ISD) students excelled at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair (TXSEF) in College Station, with over 1,200 students competing from March 22-23, 2024. A total of 13 students from Plano ISD earned awards and distinctions, showcasing their talents in various scientific categories.

One standout student was Prisha Bhat from Plano East Senior High School, who won the ‘Best in the State of Texas’ award in life science, senior division, for her project on aqua-arsenic remediation. Her innovative methods demonstrated how plants can tolerate drought and arsenic contamination.

Eleven senior division students from Plano ISD also secured top positions in their categories and were nominated to attend the Governor’s Science and Technology Champions Academy. Additionally, one junior division student placed first in their category and has been nominated to apply to the Thermo Fisher Science Junior Innovators Challenge.

Two seniors from Plano ISD qualified for the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), alongside seven qualifiers from the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair. They will present their projects globally in Dallas, Texas, from May 12 to 17, 2024.

Several special awards were presented at the fair as well. Hiruni Wansapura from Robinson Middle School received the ‘Engineers of Tomorrow Award,’ while Andy Qin from Plano West Senior High School was honored with the Samsung Award for his project in systems software.

Rice Middle School student Faizan Zaki achieved success in the Dallas Regional Spelling Bee for the third time and will represent his school and district at the National Scripps Spelling Bee. Zaki will compete in the national competition from May 28 to May 30, 2024 after winning with the word “kurgan.”

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By Samantha Jones

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