By Mary Waggoner, Everett Public Schools Director of Communications.
Jackson High School students receive first place awards, grants, and an invitation to the Genius Olympiad.
Indira Rayala and Shruti Parikh, members of Henry M. Jackson’s Research and Engineering Club, received multiple awards at the 2014 Washington State Science & Engineering competition held in Bremerton on April 4th and 5th.
Junior Indira Rayala earned first place in Senior Division Plant Sciences; Mu Alpha Theta Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in Vitro Biology; Genius Olympiad Award and the Wolfram Mathematica Award (which includes use of the Mathematica software for one year).
Senior Shruti Parikh was awarded first place in Senior Division Environmental Management; Olympic College President's STEM Award for Grade 12; Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium Award (includes $100 for college books); the Wolfram Mathematica Award (including use of the Mathematica software for one year) and the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award. On top of receiving these awards, Parikh has been subsequently invited to the Genius Olympiad.
“It was funny,” said Parikh “because the official handing out the awards has a son who graduated from Jackson in 1994. He was amazed at how many times Indira’s and my name kept getting called. It was very exciting!”