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Gostomski garners third

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Samuel Gostomski competed at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair on May 9-15 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he earned a third place in the animals sciences division. He qualified for the contest after winning Second Grand in Life Sciences at the Alamo Regional Academy of Science and Engineering. Intel ISEF is the largest science fair in the world with over 1,700 high school students competing from over 78 countries and regions. Gostomski presented his project, "Miticide Microencapsulation: Evaluating the effect of microencapsulation of thymol based miticide treatments on honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies," to a group of animal science industry leaders and research experts from around the world. In addition to his third place win, he won a $1,000 cash prize. To date the Bandera High School student has earned over $275,000 in scholarships, prizes and travel to various industry groups, international prize ceremonies, and science competitions. He will be attending Baylor University in the Fall. He is the son of Pete and Katie Gostomski of Pipe Creek, pictured with him.