2008 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2008 winners and thank you all for participating. Happy DNA Day!

2008 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.

2008 Question 1 Winners

1st Place: Kristin Young, Grade 11
School: Athol High School
Location: Athol, MA

2nd Place: Elaine Chung, Grade 11
School: Montgomery Blair High School
Location: Silver Spring, MD

3rd Place: Christina Fagel, Grade 12
School: Archmere Academy
Location: Claymont, DE


Question 2

If you were a genetics researcher, what would you like to study and why?

2008 Question 2 Winners

1st PlaceLaura Irei, Grade 11
School: Arcadia High School
Location: Phoenix, AZ

2nd Place: Briana Skalski, Grade 12
School: Archmere Academy
Location: Claymont, DE

3rd Place: Razan Dababo, Grade 10
School: Mercy High School
Location: Burlingame,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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