Bassett Unified Hosts 4th Annual District Science Fair, Honors Students with Awards Ceremony

Bassett Unified students from across the District gathered to showcase their science fair projects on chemical reactions, creating water filters and growing bean sprouts in water bottles to family, friends and staff during the fourth annual District Science Fair on Feb. 21 at Torch Middle School’s Watanabe Center.

More than 100 students and their families attended the event, which honored students who placed first, second and third in their campus contests and awarded trophies to students who placed first, second and third in the District competition.

“What impresses me the most is how hard our students work to put these projects together,” District Science Fair Coordinator Amy Arreola said. “Every year, the science fair projects seem to get better and better, and we have to thank our science fair coordinators and teachers at each campus, because we could not do this without them.”

Students stood beside their project poster boards and presented their hypotheses, research, data and results to their families, friends, teachers and passers-by. The event concluded with an awards ceremony, when students received a certificate for participation and a trophy for first, second or third place (See full list of winners below).



Bassett Unified students received trophies for first, second and third place as well as awards in excellence for science projects relating to physical science, engineering, earth and environmental science, and math and computer science at the fourth annual District Science Fair on Feb. 21 at Torch Middle School’s Watanabe Center.


Bassett Unified District Science Fair Winners:


Third Grade:

  • First: Breanna Cornejo, Juan Jara and Betsy Huerta, Sunkist
  • Second: Isaac Villa and Grace Ceron, Sunkist
  • Third: Vincent Lozano, Jose Martinez Jr., Carmen Alvarez, Don Julian


Fourth Grade:

  • First: Johanna Garcia-Rodriguez and Jaslyn Roman, Don Julian
  • Second: Valeria Salinas-Cruz, Giselle Perez and Genesis Luquin, Don Julian
  • Third: Brianna Herrera, Esai Morales and Isaiah Rodriguez, Sunkist 


Fifth Grade:

  • First: Gabriel Carmona, Allexandra Hernandez and Anh'thy Nguyen, Edgewood
  • Second: Jeremy Galvan, Pedro Rojas and Felix Tran, Don Julian
  • Third: Jared Zambrano, Jaime Solis and Angel Macias, Van Wig


Sixth Grade:

  • First: Sebastian Ranero, Edgewood
  • Second: Emmanuel Gomez, Torch
  • Third: Andrea Kamatoy and Melany Amparan, Torch


Seventh Grade:

  • First: Genesis Renderos, Torch
  • Second: Jaylissa Murga, Torch
  • Third: Lien Nguyen, Torch


Eighth Grade:

  • First: Alexis Kamatoy, Torch
  • Second: Keryleytza Ruiz, Torch
  • Third: Emily Rojas, Edgewood

High School:

  • First: Denise Luiviano and Jada Loera, BHS
  • Second: Alexa Quesada, BHS
  • Third: Alfonso Sontay, BHS