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DTE Energy honors 52 winners of energy and environment science competition

DETROIT, June 11, 2002 — DTE Energy recently honored 52 Michigan high school students for their entries in the Metropolitan Detroit Science Fair that focused on energy and the environment.

For 18 years, Detroit Edison, a subsidiary of DTE Energy, has been a sponsor of the Metropolitan Detroit Science Fair. The competition draws hundreds of projects related to all disciplines of science. Among those, DTE Energy selects the best student projects that focus on energy and the environment and awards these students trophies and cash prizes. Students were honored at a special ceremony at the New Detroit Science Center. The winners were selected by a team of judges comprised of DTE Energy employees from various engineering backgrounds.

“The caliber of the science projects was outstanding,” said Gary Moss, supervisor of Education and Community Relations, DTE Energy. “We hope this recognition of their hard work will ignite an interest in pursuing energy- related education and careers in their future.”

Kunil Raval, 16, of Saginaw, an eleventh grade student at Saginaw Arts and Science Academy, captured the Senior Grand Prize for developing a battery using environmentally friendly materials. He was awarded a trophy and $100.

Junior Grand Prize winner was Darren Lecroix, 13, of Milford, an eighth grade student at St. Fabian school in Plymouth. Lecroix was awarded a trophy and $100 for his project titled “Self-contained Hydroelectric Power Plant.”

In addition, 10 students won first-place awards of $50 and plaques of recognition in the senior division: Aaron J. Brown, 15, of Detroit (Cass Tech High School); Yuki Habada, 16, of Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor High School); Ashley Campbell, 14, of Attica (Imlay City High School); Michael T. Rose, 16, of Novi (Detroit Catholic Central High); Christopher T. Rodgers, 16, of Novi (Detroit Catholic Central High); Diana M. Sloan, 16, of Beverly Hills (Detroit Country Day Upper); Meghna Shukla, 14, of Detroit, (Cass Tech High School); Meet S. Patel, 15, of Bloomfield Hills (Divine Child High School); Jason C. Lewis, 16, of Detroit (Cody High School); and Michael J. Charley, 16, of Detroit (Detroit High School for Fine Arts).

Ten students won second-place awards of $35 and plaques of recognition in the senior division: Vikrom K. Dhar, 13, of Rochester Hills (Detroit Country Day Upper); Kelvin A. Hatcher, 17, of Detroit (Denby High School); Annya-Lysa Glaza, 14, of Detroit (Cass Tech High School); Kristina Y. Young, 17, of Detroit (Mumford High School); Anthony T. Mason, 15, of Detroit (Renaissance High School); Tyre K. Harris, 15, of Detroit (Detroit Technical High School); Dominique S. Blair, 15, of Detroit (Cody High School); Lynneisha A. Ray, 15, of Detroit (Detroit High School for Fine Arts); Raymond Smith, 15, of Detroit (Renaissance High School); and Corzetta Tillman, 16, of Detroit (Renaissance High School).

Five students won honorable-mention awards of $25 and plaques of recognition in the senior division: Brandon N. Egren, 17, of Bloomfield Hills (Detroit Country Day Upper); Majesta M. Southwell, 15, of Detroit (Cass Tech High School); Jamal X. Adams, 15, of Detroit (Cass Tech High School); Karian C. Newby, 14, of Detroit (Detroit High School for Fine Arts); and Robrena L. Davis, 15, of Detroit (Mumford High School).

Ten students won first-place awards of $50 and plaques of recognition in the junior division: Joshua K. Rubin, 13, of West Bloomfield (Abbott Middle School); Kirven R. Lang, 13, of Detroit (Taft Middle School); Alexander J. Burnham, 12, of Novi (Detroit Country Day Middle); Brandon M. Pilzner, 13, of Plymouth (Our Lady of Good Counsel Elementary); Eric J. Henry, 14, of Detroit (Hally Magnet Middle School); Jessica L Benaglio, 12, of Livonia (St. Michael Elementary, Livonia); Thomas P. Dougan, 14, of Plymouth (Our Lady of Good Counsel Elementary); Paul D. Clark, 13, of Detroit (Detroit Academy for Science, Math and Technology); Nathan E. Bobinchak, 12, of Detroit (Friends School of Detroit); and Allison N. Korotkin, 13, of Birmingham (Detroit Country Day Middle School).

Ten students won second-place awards of $35 and plaques of recognition in the junior division: Janeal J. Garry, 12, of Detroit (Detroit Academy for Science, Math and Technology); Dorothy J. Heebner, 13, of Farmington Hills (St. Fabian School); Matthew A. Stuart, 13, of Berkley (Our Lady of LaSalette); Kevin M. Vangenderen, 12, of Royal Oak (Detroit Country Day Middle School); Aundrianna Hardy, 12, of Detroit (Detroit Academy for Science, Math and Technology); Ashley L. Wilson, 14, of Detroit (Webber Middle School); Donald R. Sweetapple, 13, of Northville (Meads Mill Middle School); Brittney N. Pearson, 13, of Detroit (Webber Middle School); Daren L. Hampton, 12, of Detroit (Young Magnet Middle School); and Michael J. Graham, 14, of Detroit (Lessenger Middle School).

Five students won honorable-mention awards of $25 and plaques of recognition in the junior division: Marlice J. Owens, 13, of Detroit (Winterhalter Middle School); Vanessa S. Johnson, 12, of Detroit (Golightly Educational Center); Parees C. Brooks, 13, of Detroit (Sherrill School); Aleesha R. McGaughy, 13, of Detroit (Webber Middle School); and Charnise L. King, 13, of Detroit (Edward Cerveny Middle School.)