Chandler teen is semi-finalist in science competition

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CHANDLER (3TV/CBS5) — A Chandler teen is a semi-finalist in a science contest, and a win could lead to some serious cash… for her AND her school.The contest winner will take home $400,000 in cash and prizes. The winning prize not only helps the entrant but his or her community as well. “It is divided into scholarship for university as well as a prize lab. This lab will get awarded to the winner’s school. The teacher the student nominates get a $55,000 cash prize,” said Abbie Jin, a senior at Hamilton High.Since some of the money would go to a lab of the winning school, Jin said the prize would help students at Hamilton high. “It would just be a really big benefit to Hamilton students if I won this challenge. Not only would it be a huge asset to science department, but a good motivator to get more students at Hamilton into the STEM fields and take part in something they’ve never tried before,” Jin said.

Jin spent around 100 hours creating a video on RNA vaccines, which could be key in the race for a coronavirus vaccine. Out of thousands of entries, Jin is one of 30 finalists.The …

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