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Two Montgomery County students representing ScienceMONTGOMERY received awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Phoenix, Ariz., May 11 -18.

Jinhie Skarda of Silver Spring, a student at Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, received the First Place Grand Award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and a third-place award in physics and astronomy for her project: Analysis of Jovian Decametric Emission Using the Long Wavelength Array Station 1.

The team of Neil Davey of Gaithersburg, also a student at Blair, and Katie Barufka from Langley High School, McLean, Va., won a third-place award in microbiology and a fifth-place award from the American Society for Microbiology, for their project Deletion of Endonuclease G Disrupts Mitochondrial Homeostasis and Leads to Reduced Virulence in the Human Protozoan Parasite Leishmania Mexicana.

The three students were members of a five-student delegation representing ScienceMONTGOMERY, the Montgomery County Science Fair. ScienceMONTGOMERY is an all-volunteer science fair, open to public, private, and home-schooled middle and high school students in Montgomery County. For more information visit www.sciencemontgomery.org.