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Waste Not, Want Not: Putting Recyclables in Their Place... more

M3 Challenge Champions, Summa Cum Laude Team Prize: $20,000

Wayzata High School Team #2559, Plymouth, Minnesota
Waste Not, Want Not: Putting Recyclables in Their Place
Coach: Thomas Kilkelly
Students: Jenny Lai; Abram Sanderson; Amy Xiong; Lynn Zhang; Roy Zhao

M3 Challenge Runner Up, Magna Cum Laude Team Prize: $15,000

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Team #2035, Durham, North Carolina
Facing the Plastic Bottleneck: Rethinking Recycling
Coach: Daniel Teague
Students: Jeffrey An; Dayton Ellwanger; Christie Jiang; Anne Kelley

M3 Challenge Third Place Team, Cum Laude Team Prize: $10,000

North Penn High School Team #1851, Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Waste Not, Want Not: Putting Recyclables in Their Place
Coach: Dianne Wakefield
Students: Priya Kikani; Scott Landes; Patrick Nicodemus; Julianna Supplee; Francis Walsh

M3 Challenge Fourth Place Team, Meritorious Team Prize: $7,500

T.R. Robinson High School Team #1370, Tampa, Florida
Waste Not, Want Not: Putting Recyclables in Their Place
Coach: Judi Charley-Sale 
Students: Lauren Lopez; Ravi Patel; Chris Sipes; Dylan Wang; Anna Yannakopoulos

M3 Challenge Fifth Place Team, Exemplary Team Prize: $5,000

Evanston Township High School Team #1497, Evanston, Illinois
Waste Not, Want Not: Efficient Recycling in a World Dominated by Plastic
Coach: Mark Vondracek
Students: Maggie Davies; Caroline Duke; Laura Goetz; Katie Latimer; Dina Sinclair

M3 Challenge Sixth Place Team, First Honorable Mention Team Prize: $2,500

Montgomery Blair High School Team #1356, Silver Spring, Maryland
Analysis of Plastic Waste Production and Recycling Methods
Coach: David Stein
Students: Alexander Bourzutschky; Alan Du; Tatyana Gubin; Lisha Ruan; Audrey Shi