Blackmon Road Middle School student Priyanka Parikh won the Merial Biotechnology 2nd Place Junior Division award at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair for her project, titled "The Antibacterial Effect of Medicinal Plant Components." Her project was also nominated for the Broadcom MASTERS, a national competition in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Koyal Ansingkar from Brookstone school won the Surgeon General's Special Science Award at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. Her project was titled, "Effect of OTC Drugs on Breast Cancer Cells."
Twenty-one St. Luke eighth grade students traveled to Mercer University where they participated in the National History Day competition at the State Level. Two projects were awarded first place and have the opportunity to compete at the National History Day Competition, the National Level, at the University of Maryland in June. The first place winners were, from left, Parker Bennett, for Individual Websites: Horace King: Bridging Rights and Responsibilities; and Avery Brock and Kaylee Snodgrass for Group Documentaries: Butterfly Mcqueen.