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Fourteen Upper School Students Earn Awards From SC Junior Academy of Science

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Fourteen Heathwood Honors Science students have won recognition from the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS) for the independent scientific research they conducted during the 2019-2020 school year.

While SCJAS was unable to hold its annual conference this year, students were still invited to submit the written versions of their research projects, which were judged in competition with other submissions from around the state. The Heathwood students whose work was honored are:

Liam Quan--1st place, biochemistry

Nico Adamo--1st place, computer science

Eliav Tchonev--1st place, consumer science

Pierce McLauchlin--1st place, physics

Matthew Morgan & Lane Stanley--2nd place, cell and molecular biology

Owen Bennett--2nd place, consumer science

William Morris--3rd place, botany

Christina Smith--3rd place, botany

McIver Merritt--3rd place, consumer science

Savannah Smith--3rd place, environmental science

Addie Grace Cook--3rd place, physics

Morgan Iseman--3rd place, psychology

Brooklyn Moore--3rd place, sociology

The Heathwood students participating in SCJAS conducted their independent scientific research projects through the Upper School's Honors Science Research program, which provides authentic, in-depth laboratory experiences that prepare students for future success in the sciences. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who meet specific academic prerequisites and have both an interest and aptitude for science, may choose to participate in the program. The Honors Science courses challenge students with a faster pace of instruction, a larger volume of content, and increased performance expectations.