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Region Science Awards Go to NLHS Students

School NewsGreg Higgins
Finalists from North Lamar High School’s Pre-AP Biology semester research projects went on to compete at the East Texas Regional Science Fair.  Shown with medals they earned on their North Lamar projects beginning first row left are Cierra Williams and Megan Grogan; middle row, Chloe Whisenhunt, Bailey Fowler - 3rd place tie ‘Eradicating Algae’, Heather Armstrong - 2nd place ‘Lactose Intolerance’, Gracie Blake and Summer Andrews; and back row, Seth Gurley - 1st place ‘TB Vaccinations’, Dillon Barnett - 3rd place tie ‘Water in Paris’, and Jared Chenevey.

Finalists from North Lamar High School’s Pre-AP Biology semester research projects went on to compete at the East Texas Regional Science Fair.  Shown with medals they earned on their North Lamar projects beginning first row left are Cierra Williams and Megan Grogan; middle row, Chloe Whisenhunt, Bailey Fowler - 3rd place tie ‘Eradicating Algae’, Heather Armstrong - 2nd place ‘Lactose Intolerance’, Gracie Blake and Summer Andrews; and back row, Seth Gurley - 1st place ‘TB Vaccinations’, Dillon Barnett - 3rd place tie ‘Water in Paris’, and Jared Chenevey.

Two Pre-AP Biology students from North Lamar High School were winners at the East Texas Regional Science Fair in Kilgore on February 27.  Bailey Fowler won the Water Environment Association of Texas and Texas Water Utilities Association Award and the Association of Women Geoscientists Award.  Heather Armstrong received 9th place in the High School Biological Category which earns her the opportunity to compete in San Antonio at the Exxon Mobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair.

The two were joined by eight other finalists from North Lamar at the regional science meet after presenting their semester research projects in a Research Symposia at the high school.  The students investigated various topics of interest then designed qualitative or quantitative studies before presenting their findings to their peers.  Pre-AP Biology Instructors for these students are Shannon Ausmus and Teresa Bussell.