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2008 High School Photo Contest Winners

2008 AAPT High School Physics Photo Contest
Winner's Showcase

This year, physics students from around the world were challenged to submit a photo illustrating a physics concept. The students were required to take the photo themselves and to write a summary of the physics occurring in the photo. The 16 winning photos in the showcase below were judged by AAPT members to be the best of 100 finalists. The winners were chosen in July at the 2008 AAPT Summer Meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Prizes generously sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology Vernier Logo

2008 Prizes
1st place student prize for both categories = $100 each
2nd place student prize for both categories = $75 each
3rd place student prize for both categories = $50 each
Winning teacher of each of the prize winning students receives a $100 Vernier gift certificate
Plaques with the student's name and photograph will be displayed at the schools of the winners.

Using the Showcase
Click on any image to bring up a larger view, a description, and more details about the winning entrant.

Natural Category

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First Place
Alexis Blanch
Academy of the Sacred Heart
Teacher: Stephen Collins
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Second Place
Casey Brown
Northfield High School
Teacher: Rebecca Messer
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Third Place
Mrinalini Modak
Fayetteville-Manlius High School
Teacher: Joshua Buchman
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Honorable Mention Jamie Bachmann
The Walker School
Teacher: Sandra Rhoades
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Honorable Mention Yuntao Bai
A.Y. Jackson Secondary School
Teacher: Sai Chung
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Honorable Mention Justin Duncan
Helias High School
Teacher: Matt Zeitz
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Honorable Mention Kevin Shaughnessy
The Gunnery
Teacher: Mr. Bailey

Contrived Category

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First Place
Shilpa Hampole
Notre Dame High School
Teacher: Bill Whitney
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Second Place
Charles A. Grimmett
Amherst Steele High School
Teacher: Charles P. Deremer
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Third Place
Carly Sobecki
Convent of the Sacred Heart
Teacher: Mr. John Paul Reid
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Honorable Mention Emily Bruhl
Fairfield Ludlowe High School
Teacher: Mr. Heiden
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Honorable Mention Sergei Finkler
Saint Mark's School of Texas
Teacher: Steve Balog
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Honorable Mention John Langmack
The Walker School
Teacher: Sandra Rhoades
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Honorable Mention Anna Russel
Tamalpais High School
Teacher: David Lapp
Possible New Category

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Special Recognition
Greg Gentile
West Forsyth High School
Teacher: Mrs. Ashley Reese
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Special Recognition
Joey Moro
Ithaca High School
Teacher: Deborah Lynn