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AMES, Iowa -- Brooke Findley of Stuart, Iowa, and a senior at West Central High School, won a $10,000 scholarship for her project "Toxic Fish, Phase III" at the 1999 Iowa State Science and Technology Fair. Findley's project proved the correlation between the amount of toxins in salmon from Cook Inlet, Alaska, and their scale quality.

The scholarship, provided by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium, can be used at Iowa State, Iowa, Northern Iowa or Drake universities.

Several other Iowa middle and high school students picked up awards at the fair, which was held at Iowa State University, March 26 and 27. The Iowa State Science and Technology Fair is the only statewide general science fair for middle and high school students in Iowa. More than 400 students displayed nearly 350 projects at this year's fair.

Prizes are awarded at the seventh- and eighth-grade levels. High school winners receive scholarships as well as other prizes. Also, many topical awards are given by state, federal, university and industrial groups. Following is a list of many of the winners at this year's science fair and the schools they attend.

Iowa Space Grant Consortium Scholarship ($10,000)
Brooke Findley, West Central High School

The Iowa Energy Center Youth and Energy Scholarships
Renewable Energy
Kevin Hurd, Sheldon Community High School, ($2,000)

Wes Hunold, Central Lee High School, ($2,000)

Laela Hendricksen, Bennett Community Schools, ($1,000)

Energy Efficiency
Corey Menning, Algona High School, ($2,000)

Biotechnology Association Award
Feng Zhang, Roosevelt High School, ($1,000)

Legacy of George Washington Carver Award - High School
Kaitlyn Dodds, Central Lee High School, ($1,000 scholarship)

Legacy of George Washington Carver Award - Middle School
Elizabeth McCauley, Central Lee Middle School, ($500 scholarship)

The Iowa State Science and Technology Scholarships

High School Biological
1.) Feng Zhang, Roosevelt High School, ($1,000)
2.) Ashwin Srinivas, Fort Dodge High School, ($800)
3.) Justin Lightfoot, Central Lee High School, ($600)

High School - Physical
1.) Brooke Findley, West Central High School, ($1,000)
2.) Jason Weirather, Central Lee High School, ($800)
3.) Sean Stanek, Roosevelt High School, ($600)

High School Team
1.) Brian Klemme and Dana Klemme, Central Lee High School, ($1,000)
2.) David Staton, Merek Sobieszkod and Zbigniew Bania, Des Moines North High School, ($800)
3.) Jessica Oeth and Jessica Grillo, Ogden High School, ($600)

Middle School Awards

Eighth grade - Biological
1.) Danielle Kleve, Valley CEW Community School
2.) Meghan Minner, Roland Story Middle School
3.) Kendra Hefty, Corwith-Wesely-LuVerne Middle School

Eighth grade - Physical
1.) Krystina Koppen, OB Laing Middle School
2.) Anson Bonte, Valley CEW Community School
3.) Christopher Petersen, Clay Central Everly

Eighth grade - Team
1.) J. Paul Whorely and Greg Vander Slui, Sheldon Middle School
2.) Rosalind Kirsch and Janel Richter, Seton Middle School
3.) Kristen Studer and Kristine Legler, Corwith-Wesley- LuVerne Middle School

Seventh Grade - Biological
1.) Elizabeth McCauley, Central Lee Middle School
2.) Rachael Collier, Mediapolis Middle School
3.) Erin Peterson, Adair Casey

Seventh grade - Physical
1.) Brandon Ulrich, Sentral Community School
2.) Jaclyn Haag, Orient-Macksburg Community School
3.) Lisa Thilges, Seton Middle School

Seventh grade - Team
1.) Melissa Stork and Morgan Bock, Glidden-Ralston Community School
2.) Amanda Langstaff and Krista Askeland, Corwith-Wesley- LuVerne Middle School
3.) Allison Hannover and Shannon Davis, OB Laing Middle School

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