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Summit students win top prizes from national science organization
Three sixth graders at Summit School have won top prizes in the 5-8th grade division of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Celebrate the Mouse Contest. The contest challenges students to creatively produce a video essay to show how the student, a family member, friend or pet has benefited from "medical discoveries made possible thanks to work conducted with mice in biomedical research."
Science teacher Shannon Pylant says, "These students researched a disease to which they had a personal connection and researched the advancements in it that have been made with mice. They wrote scripts, filmed and edited their videos for submission. This started as a club project, but required many more hours than the students had at school."
Head of School Michael Ebeling says, "Our teachers lead our students in deep thinking and in creative expression. This is a fantastic example of the merger of inquiry based learning, personal passion, and creative technology. Bravo to Ms. Pylant and her students."
First place winner was Amory Kelly and third place went to Perry Skorich. These awards were chosen by AALAS. Benton Sullivan won "Fan Favorite" meaning his video received the most "thumb ups" on the YouTube channel.
Benton Sullivan, Entry #0036 – "Fan Favorite" Winner in the 5th-8th Grade Category. Alzheimers
AALAS will come to campus for an awards ceremony in the coming weeks.
On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, eighth grade science students had a great day at Collins Aerospace at their 1stannual Introduce a Girl to Engineering event! My hope is that each of these girls could see themselves in the place of one or more of the dynamic roles showcased during our tour and learning sessions. I was so impressed with the demeanor, inclusivity, and engagement from our group. It mirrored the professionalism and energy of the Collins staff! Read more.
Laura's is the fifth bottle to be found. Other bottles have turned up in Portugal and France. Read how science teacher Susan Schambach's lessons on ocean currents have made connections around the world. This article appeared in the Winston-Salem Journal.