Christina Vecchio
Honorable Mention

AwardHonorable Mention

SchoolWestlake High School

CityWestlake, Ohio

TeacherChristine Filmer

InternAbhinay Ramachandran


I created the human form out of clear packing tape, electrical wire, and ribbon. The clear plastic tape represents the stratum corneum of the patient's epidermis, while the various colors of electrical wire are the body's skeletal, nervous, and cardiovascular systems. In the sculpture, there is a single thick red ribbon. This ribbon is the Y-90-carrying catheter inserted through the femoral artery which cuts off blood supply to the tumors and emits radioactive beta particles to kill the cancerous cells.