MVHS students win Emperor Science Awards

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Andrea Schlitt

On March 9 it was announced that sophomore Aditi Gnanasekar, junior Cassandra Lem and junior Dhanya Mahesh won Emperor Science Awards for written essays pertaining to cancer research.

The national competition had over 1,000 applications, and only 100 were chosen to receive awards, which include a Chromebook, $1,500 to use for scientific research and the opportunity to work with an esteemed scientist on a cancer-related research project.

Although the three students focused on the same topic of cancer research, their inspiration came from different places ranging from a lab for a science project to reading a magazine on childhood cancer. These are their thoughts on the preparation process and what it was like finding inspiration.


Aditi Gnanasekar 

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Cassandra Lem

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Dhanya Mahesh 

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