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CVUSD Scholars Earn Top Awards in Annual Ventura County Science Fair

On Monday, March 25th, the winners of the 69th annual Ventura County Science Fair were announced at an awards ceremony at the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) in Camarillo. Awards were presented in a variety of scientific categories including microbiology, engineering, and chemistry. 

Twenty-eight CVUSD scholars from Thousand Oaks High, Newbury Park High, Los Cerritos Middle, and Sycamore Canyon School were winners across a variety of categories. Click here to see the complete list of Ventura County Science Fair winners - including our CVUSD scholars’ winning project titles and categories.

The winning entries were chosen by 130 local science, engineering, and education professionals who volunteered their time to serve as judges. The Science Fair was held on March 22 at the VCOE conference center in Camarillo. Participation was at its highest level in recent memory with approximately 700 students from middle and high schools throughout Ventura County submitting entries. Students prepared displays explaining their experiments and then gave oral presentations to judges who evaluated their work.

California Science and Engineering Fair

CVUSD students from Thousand Oaks High School and Los Cerritos Middle School comprise 13 of the 35 highest-scoring entrants in the Ventura County Science Fair, and will advance to the California Science & Engineering Fair, which will be held virtually on April 16. Congratulations to the following CVUSD scholars on this phenomenal achievement:



Ajwad J.

Thousand Oaks High

Benjamin C.

Thousand Oaks High

Breanna M.

Thousand Oaks High

Casey S.

Thousand Oaks High

Hailey W.

Los Cerritos Middle

Isabella L.

Thousand Oaks High

Keith W.

Thousand Oaks High

Madison G.

Thousand Oaks High

Myles G.

Thousand Oaks High

Sameer S.

Thousand Oaks High

Serene P.

Thousand Oaks High

Victor P.

Thousand Oaks High

Xander P.

Thousand Oaks High

To view a complete  list of the students who are eligible to compete in the state competition please click here.

International Science and Engineering Fair

For the second consecutive year, one Ventura County Science Fair participant has earned the honor of competing in the prestigious International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which will take place in Los Angeles in May. This year’s ISEF participant from Ventura County will be Benjamin Chung from Thousand Oaks High School in the Conejo Valley Unified School District. The title of his science fair project is The synergistic effect of omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) and zinc picolinate on traumatic brain injury in Galleria mellonella.



More About the Ventura County Science Fair

Presented annually by the Ventura County Office of Education, the Ventura County Science Fair is designed to promote and reward the achievements of our students in various scientific fields. With categories from animal sciences to physics the event develops skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, to help students lay the groundwork for future success.


The Science Fair brings together students, teachers, and scientists from around Ventura County to give students an awareness of the importance of science in their lives and to cultivate their interest in science careers. The Science Fair enhances students’ scientific knowledge and research skills, reinforces science content standards for California public schools, and recognizes outstanding student achievement. It also motivates students to undertake and complete scientific inquiries in their special areas of interest.

Congratulations to all participants!