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5th Grader Avi Soin Wins Prestigious Awards for Sustainable Food Source Project

June 25, 2020
Miami Valley School

Congratulations to 5th grader Avi Soin, who recently won four out of six awards at the Montgomery County Science Day and Engineering Fair. This annual event routinely draws over 300 bright, young, and eager participants from 23+ local schools.

More than 120 professionals in various disciplines from Dayton and surrounding areas were on hand at the University of Dayton to judge projects in 13 scientific areas, ranging from behavioral science to zoology.

Avi discovered a way to rapidly produce plant and animal food sources that self-renew, and for his research he won a superior rating. His father, Dr. Amol Soin, recalls, “[Avi] has been playing around and tinkering with this kind of stuff since third grade in our basement. This last year it materialized into a full science fair project with data. He theorized that an invention like this could be used to colonize Mars or the moon or allow for extended space travel. In his virtual science fair he discussed how his invention was able to feed his family during COVID-19 lockdown. The best thing about it is his food is completely organic and pesticide free.”

Avi qualified for the state competition and was the only 5th grader to win a college scholarship among the other scholarship awardees, all of whom are in high school.

Avi, we are so proud of you and can’t wait to see you progress in the science field throughout your years at MVS!

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