Lee Yaracs, a Ridgeview High School junior, wants to go to college and become an astronomer to study the stars that have long intrigued him. “I have always been really interested in astronomy,” he said. “I’ve always been interested in stars.” Yaracs, 17, won the grand prize for the latest version of his project studying seed growth and development in low-gravity environments such as that of the moon and Mars. He beat out more than 900 other students from across the state to win the top award, which comes with cash and other prizes.
May 9th, 2001