Newton High student wins first place at district science fair
Newton High sophomore Brooke Wilson won the Griffin Regional Education Service Agency Science Fair for her project titled “DNA Extraction: Effects of Temperature Change.”
For her project she extracted DNA from several vegetables to determine if changes in temperature would affect the structure and function of the DNA molecules. This experiment intended to look at the possible effects of global warming.
Wilson also won two awards in addition to the first place title — a Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Science Fair Project from the U.S. Army and a Biological Sciences Award from the University of Georgia.
She was awarded $100 from UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as well.
Her project will advance to the state science fair at UGA’s main campus in Athens April 2 through 5.
PA Kids activities fund
Project Adventure Kids, an organization dedicated to helping abused and abandoned youth, has launched a campaign to raise funds for student activities.
Playing school sports such as soccer, wrestling, baseball and track require the purchase of uniforms and equipment. Donna Auchenbach of Project Adventure said the costs have deterred many students the organization provides for from participating in sports and other extracurricular activities.
Auchenbach also said funds are needed to pay for driver’s education classes for the students since the state stopped paying for those programs in public schools.
She added the facility houses three seniors who would like to attend their high school prom on March 21 but can not afford the costs of tickets, formal wear and transportation to the prom held in Atlanta.
Auchenbach said any amount would be appreciated.
Checks made to Project Adventure Kids can be sent to 107 Cumberland Court, Smyrna, 30080. Mark the for line “activities fund.”
GPC dean’s list
Georgia Perimeter College announces its dean’s list for the 2007 fall semester. Honored from Newton County were Carrie L. Alexander, Farjana H. Azad, Rejena H. Azad, Rachel B. Belcher, Joshua A. Berner, Crystal N. Borg, Amber C. Bradley, Saye H. Braucht, Jessica B. Burgess, Marcie K. Chupp, Brandi F. Cooper, Jessica P. Cowart, Shauna S. Crowe, Frank D. Davis, Jennifer L. Duffey, Morgan E. Edwards, Lauren M. Ellington, Aubrey J. Elliott, Stacey H. Foster, Carrie E. Fredericks, Jeremy S. Fredericks, Lindsay L. Freeman, Daniel E. Fulford, Diana L. Gaillard, Cleada G. Germain, Chelsey M. Giles, Zachary T. Godwin, Malisa M. Gunter, Amber L. Hallford, Brandon L. Hardy, Brandy M. Hawkins, Christina S. Head, Laura K. Hillman, Larry D. Ivie, Chelsea J. Jones, Mallory A. Kemp, Jessica N. Kepner, Chad K. Killingsworth, Misty L. Lanttrip, Jonathan H. Miley, Phillip J. Montgomery, Eric A. Northcutt, Ashley L. Owen, Amy N. Parks, Christopher B. Partee, Amanda M. Pendley, Amanda R. Pestle, Spencer K. Pickens, Roderick K. Prince, Courtney J. Reagan, Randy J. Reagin, Lyubov S. Reut, Svetlana S. Reut, Susan L. Schneider, April L. Shearer, Keonna S. Simpson, Shontecia D. Smith, Natalie K. Stewart, Christian B. Stinnett, Afolake O. Sulola, Cameron L. Townley, Megan D. Troutman, Kristopher S. Walden, William W. Wells, DaNeya K. Weng, Nicole G. Wenzel, Laken A. White, Jessica L. Wyatt, Selma A. Yallah, Shaye T. Zontek.
Mansfield students of the month
Mansfield Elementary School announces its students of the month for February. They are pre-K Victoria Bailey, Scotty Evans; kindergarten Kinsley Dozier, Christopher Gomes, Isabella Stegall, Dakota Miller; first grade Blake Bowman, Heather Thompson, Scout Cowan, Jovita Dave; second grade Emma Raines, Zion Heard, Matthew Jenkins, Devin Smith; third grade Lydia Hubbard, Jessica Brown, John Singley, Elizabeth Cooper; fourth grade Christopher Cain, Brittany Miller, Sydney Holgerson, Ally Allbright; fifth grade Savannah Smith, Taylor Bechtler, Shelby Henry.
Three Newton County students recently graduated from Central Michigan University.
Anthony Mays of Covington earned his Master of Arts, KiTonya McCoy of Covington earned her education specialist degree and Randy Upton of Oxford earned his master of public administration.
DNA of a winner: Newton High sophomore Brooke Wilson poses with her first-place science project and Griffin RESA trophy.