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Competition Winners

1996-1997 Technical Communication Award Competition Winners

Each year, the Washington, DC - Baltimore Chapter conducts the Austin T. Brown Technical Communication Award Competition for high school students in grades 10-12. This local competition supports excellence in technical communication at the high school level and encourages the next generation to consider technical writing as a career goal. The best papers win cash awards: $1000 for first place, $500 for second place, $300 for third place, and $50 for honorable mention.

The top winners are entered in the International Student Technical Writing Competition (ISTWC) that takes place in June. This competition provides a unique avenue for international recognition. Awards in the international competition are $1000 for Distinguished, $500 for Excellence, $300 for Merit, and a certificate for Achievement.

Congratulations to all the student writers who won awards in the Washington, DC - Baltimore Chapter's Austin T. Brown Technical Communication Award Competition!

Student Grade Subject School Teacher
First Place
Sarah Scavia Grade 12 Research Use of Surface Intracellular Staining with Fluorescently Labeled Antibodies and flow Cytometric Analysis Rockville High School
Rockville, MD
Mr. Gregg Gochnour
Second Place
Robert Paderofsky Grade 11 Buckyballs: New Jobs for an Old Design Richard Montgomery High School
Rockville, MD
Ms. Barbara Shoemaker
Third Place
Stacey O'Rear Grade 11 Developmental Stages and Related Social Stimuli of Language Development Lake Braddock Secondary School
Burke, VA
Ms. Elaine Cummings
Honorable Mention
Daniel Kittelle Bennett Grade 12 The Complex Structures and Functions of Unusual Nerve Cells Lake Braddock Secondary School
Burke, VA
Mrs. Kay Mikula
Elizabeth Brauer Grade 10 Mutant Genes Winston Churchill High School
Potomac, MD
Mr. Thomas Smetanick
Francesca Hurst Grade 12 The Effect of Penicillin and Osmotic Pressure on Bacterial Growth Wakefield High School
Arlington, VA
Ms. Barbara J. Whittier
Beth McEntire Grade 10 Schizophrenia: Drugs, Dynamics, and the Future Winston Churchill High School
Potomac, MD
Mr. George L. Morse
Rachel Weintraub Grade 12 The Role of Utrophin in the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Lake Braddock Secondary School
Burke, VA
Mrs. Kay Mikula
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