Fourteen Heathwood Upper School students collectively won 18 awards for their original scientific research at the 2018 meeting of the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science at Presbyterian College on April 14.
Altogether, 35 Heathwood students presented their research at SCJAS. All are participants in Heathwood’s Honors Science Research Program, through which students design, implement, and analyze results from an independent experimental research project. Heathwood is one of just seven South Carolina high schools that offer science research programs and participate in SCJAS.
The students whose work won awards are 9th graders Nico Adamo, Charlotte Hughes, Claire McDonald, Chi Chi Nwanagu, and Joe Pope; 10th graders Riley Haywood, Olivia Merritt, Kit Mullins, Caroline Quan, Faith Robertson, and DuBose Tuller; and 11th graders Ben Feldman, Julia Lauterbach, and Kate Willhide.
Nico Adamo’s performance at SCJAS was particularly notable: he not only won first place for both his oral and written presentations but was also selected as a South Carolina delegate to the 2019 National Meeting of the American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS).
Heathwood students won awards in each of the following categories:
Cell & Molecular Biology - mentored & non-mentored combined
3rd Place Oral Presentation - Faith Robertson
Consumer Science - non-mentored
1st Place Written Paper - Caroline Quan
2nd Place Oral Presentation - Caroline Quan
3rd Place Written Paper - Olivia Merritt
Engineering - non-mentored
2nd Place Oral Presentation - DuBoseTuller
3rd Place Written Paper - Riley Haywood
4th Place - Written Paper - DuBoseTuller
4th Place - Oral Presentation - Joe Pope
Mathematics - non-mentored
1st Place Written Paper - Nico Adamo
1st Place Oral Presentation - Nico Adamo
Microbiology - mentored & non-mentored combined
3rd Place Written Paper - Julie Lauterbach
4th Place Written Paper - Chi Chi Nwanagu
Physiology & Health - non-mentored
5th Place - Oral Presentation - Claire McDonald
Psychology & Sociology - non-mentored
2nd Place Oral Presentation - Charlotte Hughes
2nd Place Written Paper - Kate Willhide
3rd Place Oral Presentation - Kit Mullins
4th Place Written Paper - Charlotte Hughes
Zoology - non-mentored
3rd Place Written Paper - Ben Feldman