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Computer science teacher Sandra Barnett took a team of seven students from the California Academy of Mathematics and Science to compete in a Marine Advanced Technology Education event this month at Long Beach City College, earning third place and the opportunity to compete in an international tournament in June.  The team, which worked for about nine months to develop an underwater robot, included Jaijer Ho, Isaac Neile-Zanoria, Ted Lin, Brad Biscocho, Celia Yu, Isaac Addis and Jesse Leal.  Student Kentaro Vadney did not attend but will be in the international tournament.

Three students from Hudson K-8 School’s Math, Engineering, Science Achievement program represented the local region at the state MESA prosthetic arm competition, placing second.  The team includes Julienne Quides, Marygrace Gliane and Giannka Picache.  Hudson’s MESA teacher is Anastasia Hubbard.

Millikan High School junior Julio Ramirez won a logo contest for the Floodplain Management Association Conference in Long Beach.  The student will receive $500 at a  Sept. 6 awards luncheon and conference.  His graphic design and printmaking teacher is Karen Dies.

Shereen Moustafa, a 10th grader at Millikan High School, won first place in the annual Congressional Art Competition sponsored by Congressman Alan Lowenthal.  Shereen receives an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the awards reception.  Her work will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for a year.  Her art teacher is Ingrid Palsgrove.