Maranatha High School Science Fair

Back row: Ava Montano, Brenden Derbish, Camilla Whittembury, Caroline Tan, Victoria Tien, Hellen Hong, Zoe Moore, Audrey Vu, Natalie Chen, Shannon Chan, Samantha Carter, Ramata Franklin. Front Row: Garrett Basich, Evelyn Thoen, Asiah Dorsey, Ethan Prins

Maranatha High School recently conducted its 2015 Science Fair. This year, 103 projects were entered in nine categories. Projects were judged by highly qualified judges in various science fields including a research scientist, engineers, a computer scientist, an aerospace professional, the engineering Club at Pasadena City College, and more.

Left: Dr. Jang shakes Sarah Rutzen’s hand after awarding her closely decided 2nd place award. Right: Dr. Jang with Ramata Franklin, 1st place winner

The fair and judging process concluded with an awards ceremony. Dr. Jang, Science Faculty and Science Fair Coordinator, presided over the ceremony. He encouraged students to go into the many science fields. Mrs. Shaneka Wood, Science Department Chair, announced the winners and handed out certificates with the help of the rest of the Science Department Staff, Mr. Suarez, Mrs. Smith-Russell, Mr. Newkirk, and Mr. Jesse Rouse. All first place winners will be moving on to the ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Science Fair hosted by Biola University on April 17.

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Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit

Left: Dr. Jang bows to Audrey Vu, 1st place winner. Right: Asiah Dorsey and Ethan Prins place 2nd


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