Students from Everman and Paschal high schools were among the top finishers at the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair, held on Monday at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Read more about the contest here. (R. Dominic Yurk. ST/Joyce Marshall)
The event drew more than 550 middle and high school students.
The top three Best of Fair finishers were from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Sciences.
Other first place finishers were from Summit International, Harmony School of Innovation, Harmony Science Academy, Northstar School, Liberty Christian School, North Joshua Elementary and Westlake Academy.
Paola V. Gonzalez from Everman High School took first place in the earth and planetary science division. Students from Everman took second and third place in that division as well. The school had 34 students at the competition, said Larry Ritchie, advanced placement chemistry and physics teacher.
Dominic Yurk, from Paschal High School in Fort Worth, took first place in the physics and astronomy division. And Ryan P. Parkey from Westlake Academy took first place in the medicine and health division.
In an interview with the Star-Telegram, Yurk said he is graduating in the spring and plans to attend the California Institute of Technology and study physics and computer science. Yurk, 16, is a Benbrook resident.