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1994 Special Awards Winners
State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida
April 13-15, 1994
USF Sun Dome, Tampa

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Awards Given By The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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Senior Section

Paul V. Viscomi
Paul V. Viscomi
Category: Botany
School: Spruce Creek Senior High School
Award: Plaque
Project Title: The Effects of Growth Inhibitors on Solanum Tuberosum

Junior Section

Allison Buchholz
River Region East
Category: Zoology
School: Alice B. Landrum Middle School
Award: Plaque
Project Title: Flea Free: Killing Fleas Using Non-toxic Products - Part II

I would like to thank you for awarding me with the beautiful plaque for my project, flea free. It was very generous of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to donate this award. It encourages students like me to excel in the sciences.
Allison Buchholz

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Senior Section

Neil A. Hattangadi
Category: Botany
School: Winter Park High School
Award: $25 Cash Award and Certificate
Project Title: No More Fertilizers?-Nitrogen Fixation With Non-Legumes

I am honored to have received the $25 special award you gave at the Florida State
Science Fair on April 14; thus I am writing this letter as a formal e expression of my
gratitude. Not only am I thankful for the money, but I am very happy that you
appreciated my project's goals in elimination of fertilizers trough biological nitrogen
fixation with non-legumes. I also enjoyed presenting my findings to your judges, who
were extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
As a recipient of your prize, I can assure you that it will be well used. I am sure that you
are aware of the large financial burden young scientists like myself bear in purchasing
laboratory chemicals, biological specimens, apparatuses, and materials for presentation.
This monetary award will help me in offsetting a portion of the nearly $1000 I have spent
in my science research. Your prize shows your obvious concern and generosity towards
development of invaluable science research by high-school students. I hope you can
continue to distribute this wonderful award in the future.
Neil Hattangadi
First Place - Senior Botany

Junior Section

David Nguyen
West Panhandle
Category: West Panhandle
School: Brown-Barge Magnet
Award: $25 Cash Award and Certificate
Project Title: Linking Foliage Arrangement to Mechanical Injury

My name is David Nguyen and I am from the West Panhandle region in Pensacola,
Florida. I received a certificate and twenty-five dollars from the Florida Agriculture in the
Classroom, Incorporated. I would like to take this chance to express my thanks to you
and the six judges for your time and effort in making this possible. I am glad that I
received this award this year because it keeps my hopes high for the next Science Fairs
coming up. I will be looking forward to the 1995 Science Fair and hope to make it to the
State Science Fair where I plan to do a project in the botany category. Once again, I
would like to say thank you to you and everyone else that was involved in the Science
Fair for this award.
David Nguyen

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