San Diego County Water Authority recognizes three Torrey Pines High School students

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San Diego County Water Authority recognizes three Torrey Pines High School students
Science and Engineering Fair water projects take top honors
April 28, 2004

Three Torrey Pines High School students received recognition from the San Diego County Water Authority at board’s April 22 meeting for their water technology project entries in the 2004 Science and Engineering Fair. Each student received a plaque and a monetary award for his or her project.

Bernie Rhinerson, Water Authority chairman of board, presented Garen Checkley with first place honors and a $300 award for his senior division project entry, "Does it Matter What Plants Grow in California Salt Marshes?" Second place honors and a $200 award went to Andrew Trees for his project, "Which Weather Factors Have the Greatest Influence on Snow Fall Accumulation." Evelyn Chan received third place honors and a $100 award for her project, "Effects of Ash From Local Wildfires on Phytoplankton."

The Water Authority, one of 14 science fair sponsors, annually recognizes six student projects related to water technology.

The San Diego County Water Authority is a public agency serving the San Diego region as a wholesale supplier of water from the Colorado River and Northern California. The Water Authority works through its 23 member agencies to provide a safe, reliable water supply to support the region’s $130 billion economy and the quality of life of 3 million residents.


Three Torrey Pines High School Students were among five Science Fair award winners honored at the San Diego County Water Authority’s April board meeting. From left: Evelyn Chan, Torrey Pines HS; Megan Lopez, St. Francis of Assisi School; Garen Checkley, Torrey Pines HS; Bryce Altona, Marston Jr. High and Andrew Trees, Torrey Pines HS.

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