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SARSEF Fair award winners have been announced!

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Published Friday March 10, 2023

2023 SARSEF Fair Winners List

Congratulations to all of our SARSEF Winners!

We saw so many of you at the Awards Ceremony and Expo, where we distributed awards. If you were unable to collect your award at Reid Park on March 11, we will be delivering all unclaimed awards to students’ schools March 17th-27th. We are so proud of all of the students who showed their work at the SARSEF Fair this year!

Winning Projects

(listed by school)

Teacher and School Awards

Education Advocate of Science and Engineering

  • Ann Peterson, Satori Charter School, Teacher
  • Anna Heyer, Flowing Wells Unified School District, Science Specialist
  • Cristina Hernandez, Sonoran Science Academy, Teacher
  • DaNel Hogan, Waters Center for Systems Thinking, Learning Officer
  • Jule Abeytia, Homer Davis Elementary, Fair Director
  • Karen Maninang, Harvest Preparatory Academy, Teacher
  • Kate Schladweiler, Homer Davis Elementary, Fair Director
  • Paula Sotelo, Innovation Academy, Teacher
  • Rachelle Ferris, Innovation Academy, Teacher
  • Savannah Fuqua, University of Arizona Fellow in Rural High School Research Program

SARSEF Champion Educator of Science and Engineering

  • Andrea Lopez, Lineweaver Elementary School
  • April Spencer, Homer Davis Elementary School
  • Feven Afewerki, Mary Belle McCorkle Academy of Excellence K-8
  • Gavin Lehr, Sahuarita High School
  • Nova Kline, Drexel Elementary
  • Patricia Garcia, Cibola High School

SARSEF-Endorsed Teacher Award

  • Alfred Santos, Harvest Preparatory Academy
  • Jessica Jankowski-Gallo, Emily Meschter Early Learning Center

SARSEF-Endorsed School Award

  • Winifred Harelson Elementary School
  • Willcox Middle School 
  • Sahuarita High School

Top Schools for the 2023 SARSEF Regional Fair

  • Helen Keeling Elementary School
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
  • BASIS Tucson North