2007 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2007 winners and thank you all for participating. Happy DNA Day!

2007 Questions


Question 1

Discuss the practical implications that genetics research is playing in our lives today. Discuss where is might lead us in the next 10 years.

2007 Question 1 Winners

1st Place: Lindsay Michalski, Grade 11
School: Athens High School
Location: Athens, MI

2nd Place: Margaret Dietrich, Grade 12
School: East Kentwood High School
Location: Kentwood, MI

3rd Place: Jason Choi, Grade 11
School: Montgomery Blair High School
Location: Silver Spring, MD


Question 2

In what ways will knowledge of genetics and genomics make changes to health and health care in the US Possible?

2007 Question 2 Winners

1st PlaceElena Perry, Grade 9
School: Richard Montgomery High School
Location: Rockville, MD

2nd Place: Sumit Malik, Grade 10
School: Thomas Jefferson High School
Location: Alexandria, VA

3rd Place: Nathan Whitmore, Grade 9
School: Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High
Location: Davis, CA

About the Contest

The contest aims to challenge students to examine, question, and reflect on the important concepts of genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay questions.

Essays are read and scored by at least two independent judges. A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner are chosen for each question.

Questions/Comments: Contact dnaday@ashg.org

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