SAN JOSE -- Ten Santa Clara County students have won grand prizes in the Synopsys Championship, also known as the Santa Clara County Science Fair.

The students won an expense-paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 12 to 17 in Phoenix, Ariz. In addition, eight high school students were named grand prize alternates and seven middle school students won special prizes. Both groups won an expense-paid trip to the California State Science Fair, April 15 and 16 in Los Angeles.

More than 1,100 students from 89 schools participated in the Synopsys fair, held in March. Prizes were awarded Sunday.

The grand prize winners are Natalie Ng, a junior, at Monta Vista High in Cupertino; Andrew Jin, a sophomore and Anika Radiya-Dixit, a senior, both at The Harker School in San Jose; Thomas Luh and Joy Jin, juniors, and Colin Aitken, a senior, all at Leland High in San Jose; Swetha Revanur, a freshman at Evergreen Valley High in San Jose; David Zarrin, a senior at Saratoga High; Khare Eesha, a senior at Lynbrook High in San Jose; and Nikhil Buduma, a senior at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose.

The grand prize alternates are Emily Wang, a junior at Gunn High in Palo Alto; Shruthi Perati, a junior at Monta Vista; James Gabbard, Kathleen Grant and Andrew Liu, juniors at Live Oak High in Morgan Hill; Sam Kumar, a senior at Leland; Alexander Powers, a senior at Bellarmine; and Anjini Karthik, a freshman at St. Francis High in Mountain View.


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Awards for physical science went to Ananya Karthik, a sixth grader at Challenger-Sunnyvale; Utkarsh Tandon, a seventh grader at Lawson Middle in Cupertino; and Kaushik Tandon and Anurag Singh, eighth graders at Kennedy Middle in Cupertino.

Awards for biology projects went to Lucas Popescu, a sixth grader at Miller Middle in San Jose; Sophia Harrison, a seventh grader at Carden Academy of Almaden in San Jose; and Venkat Sankar, an eighth grader at Harker Middle in San Jose.