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Greenwood Index-Journal on Emelee Guest's SPRI Experience

July 14, 2017

Our View: On excelling, hard workers

No doubt you have read and heard about the concern that girls shy away from getting into the sciences. Well, don't tell high school student Emelee Guest that. Nothing shy about her. Guest has immersed herself in a summer research program at Greenwood Genetic Center. Heck, most of us cannot even pronounce what the 17-year-old is working on, but she's very much into being in the research lab than working on a tan.

Driven by relatives with cystic fibrosis and epilepsy, and her own innate curiosity, Guest sees a potential career in the field of genetics. She will soon head to the Governor's School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, and we suspect we'll hear more about her in the years ahead. With any luck, she'll return to Greenwood and become part of the Greenwood Genetic Center family. Oh, and in case you did not figure it out, we give her a thumbs up for her determination and for her being a fantastic role model to other young women who might now not be so shy about the field of science and math.

Exerpt from a Greenwood Index-Journal article. Read the full editorial here.
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