2023 WTN Youth Science Contest Winners

Washington Tracking Network Youth Science Contest 2023

From research papers to poems, we received many amazing submissions to this year's Washington Tracking Network Youth Science Contest. It’s great to see the diversity of health issues the students care about. Participants showed creativity, insight, and critical thinking in their projects.

Congratulations to all our winners!

We invite you to explore the winning projects below.

Health Science - Individual Division

1st Place - Air Stagnation and Lung Cancer Mortalities in Washington State, by Minseo Kim, Shorewood High School 

2nd Place - The Association of Radon Poisoning Levels and Poverty Rates in Washington, by Rishav Panigrahi, Shorecrest High School Paper (PDF)

3rd Place - Lung Cancer and the Environment, by Kennedy Camacho, Selah High School Virtual Poster (PDF)

Health Science - Group Division

1st Place - Lung Cancer in Washington State, by Keerthi Rajesh and Mehuli N., Tesla STEM High School StoryMap (webpage)

2nd Place - Indigenous Peoples’ Mental Health, by Ava Jensen and Rebecca Swinney, Shorecrest High School Presentation (PDF)

3rd Place (tie) - Diabesity: Diabetes and Obesity Related to Corporate Fast Food Chains, by Laci Ross and Lauren Rice, Selah High School Virtual Poster (PDF)

3rd Place (tie) - Opioid Crisis in Washington, by Samuel Lin, Interlake High School, and Ian Yum, Bellevue High School Presentation (PDF)

Science Communication - Individual Division

1st Place - Antibiotic Resistance Public Service Announcement (“Help Prevent a World Without Cure”), by Krithi Iyer, Redmond High School PSA - English (PNG) and PSA - Español (PNG)

2nd Place - Health Disparities in Skin Protection Education and How We Can Combat Them, by Saisha Lakkoju, Bothell High School Social Media Reel (PDF)

3rd Place - Turmoil: Mental Health and Illness Disparities, by C. Dawson Bailey, Shorecrest High School Poem (PDF) and context paper (PDF)

Science Communication - Group Division

1st Place - Lead by the Numbers: School Water Toxicity, by Srishti Boral and Vihitha Kumar, Eastlake High School Presentation (PDF), Social Media Post (JPG), Paper (PDF) and video: 

2nd Place - Abortions and Safe Pregnancies, by Samia Ahmed and Ella Richardson, Shorecrest High School Virtual Poster (PNG)

Community Engagement

In 2023 we did not receive any Community Engagement projects that met our eligibility requirements.