AMERICUS-SUMTER HIGH STUDENTS ADVANCE TO INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR IN LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
Americus Sumter High South campus students-David Cowan, Chandini Patel, Vontravis Monts, Antionette Stephens, Anjana Kumar and Jade Banks got ready to participate with their School winning projects to the Regional Science fair at Darton College, Albany. Principal, Mr. Walter Knighton, personally encouraged the students at Darton College. Mr. Knighton assured students that they were excited, confident and prepared. Special thanks to Mrs. Pushpa Rajan, Mr. Federich Mohl, Dr.James Oyeniya, Mr.James Price, Dr. Patti Howell, Mrs.Nellie Fraser, Ms. Marigo Mathis and Ms. Susan Reynolds, the Science department as a whole.
Their projects were based on various topics:
David Cowan: Do Horror movies affect heart rate?
Chandini Patel: What is the effect of caffeine on blood pressure?
Vontravis Monts: Clash of vinegar and coins.
Antionette Stephens: What temperature will dissolve pain reliever faster?
Anjana Kumar: Effects of Carbon dioxide enrichment and nitrogen availability on Brassica juncea.
Jade Banks: Which battery is the strongest--Energizer or Dollar General brand?
When they participated in the Regional Science fair, they were surprised to note that one of them, Anjana Kumar, a junior at ASHS would win the Grand Prize and make it to International Science and Engineering fair -2011, at Los Angeles, California. She won the following awards:
1. Grand Prize in Life Sciences. 2. First Place in the Darton college Regional Science Fair. 3. Special recognition as Best project in "Invitrobiology". 3. Honor Participant at Darton College--Scholarship at Darton College. 4. Participates both in the State Science Fair at Athens and international Fair in Los Angeles.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public, and the world's largest international pre-college science competition, is coming to Los Angeles!
The premier global science competition for students in grades 9-12 provides an annual forum for more than 1,600 high school students from over 60 countries, regions, and territories to display their independent research. More info is @http://www.societyforscience.org/intelisef2011.
From left to right: Anjana Kumar, Jade Banks, Chandini Patel, Vontavis Monts, David Cowan and sponsor- teacher, Mrs.Pushpa Rajan.