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2011 Winners Target 1: Hyperion

2011 Winners Target 1: Hyperion

William Lawrence

Grade 5 and 6

William Lawrence

6th Grade, William H. Crocker Middle School
Hillsborough, Calif.

Teacher: Dr. Elizabeth Statmore

"Hyperion, the universe's most interesting moon, is exactly the place the Cassini spacecraft should visit. This mysterious space rock is not only beautiful, but is also very intriguing."
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Allison Gammons
5th Grade, Arbor View School -- Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Teacher: Mary Lou Andacht

Honorable Mention:

Cade Karminski
Highland High School -- Warrenton, Virginia
Teacher: Gregory Kuebler

Jacob C.
Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac -- Tustin, Calif.
Teacher: Allison Spillman

Evan G.
Magnolia Elementary School -- Upland, Calif.
Teacher: Nancy Waldowski

James P.
Windy Ridge School -- Orlando, Fla.
Teacher: Michael Cohen

Jill Harrington
Saint Mary School -- Ridgefield, Conn.
Teacher: Patrick Alarcon

Graham Doering

Grade 7 and 8

Graham Doering

7th Grade, Centennial Middle School
Phoenix, Ariz.

Teacher: Jon Hutman

"I think each of the three targets would be interesting to photograph, but the most interesting is Hyperion. Its orbit and shape are unique and it has so many unusual craters filled with frozen water. It would be fascinating to be able to take a closer look."
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Lucas Jakobi,
Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac -- Tustin, Calif.
Teacher: Allison Spillman

Amanda Ulzheimer
H. Frank Carey High School -- Franklin Square, New York
Teacher: Kevin J. Maser

Honorable Mention:

Luiza B.
Windy Ridge School, Orlando, Florida
Teacher: Michael Cohen

Dakota Fraizer
Clark Middle School, Anchorage, Alaska
Teacher: Jessica Winn

Vaibhav Vagal
The Seven Hills School -- Cincinnati, Ohio
Teacher: Karen Glum

Satvika S. Kumar
Nysmith School for the Gifted -- Herndon, Virginia
Teacher: Mary Heaton

Aya Morales
St. Pancratius School -- Lakewood, Calif.
Teacher: Jill Sweet

Swara Sheth
Linwood Middle School -- North Brunswick, New Jersey
Teacher: Mrs. McCarthy

Carl Sibley
Woodside Priory School -- Portola Valley, Calif.
Teacher: Paul Trudelle

Sonali Singal
Linwood Middle School -- North Brunswick, New Jersey
Teacher: Mrs. McCarthy

Meera Ramakrishnan

Grade 9 to 12

Meera Ramakrishnan

10th Grade, The Winsor School

Boston, Mass.

Teacher: Mary Espanol
"Hyperion is a small moon of Saturn, distinguished by its potato-like shape, its chaotic orbit, and its unexplained sponge-like structure."
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Honorable Mention:

Mustafa Ansari
Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School -- Plainview, New York
Teacher: Marylou O’Donnell

Tiffany Kha
Temple City High School -- Temple City, Calif.
Teacher: Deborah Gewecke

Benjamin Palmer
Palmer Homeschool -- Queensbury, New York
Teacher: Nancy Palmer

Michael Sun and Arjan Sindhu
Diamond Bar High School -- Diamond Bar, Calif.
Teacher: Richard Goya

Sindhu Madhaven, Danielle Mar, Kelsey Yee, and Yiting (Cindy) Zheng
Notre Dame High School -- Belmont, Calif.
Teacher: Elizabeth Hegarty