GSSM Seniors Present Research Projects at the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science

May 12, 2021

HARTSVILLE, SC- On Saturday, April 17, seniors from GSSM presented research projects at the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS). Due to the pandemic, SCJAS was held virtually for the first time in its 90+ year history.

“The presenters represented the school and themselves well,” said Josh Witten, Director of Research & Inquiry. “The judges were extremely impressed with the quality of the presentations and research projects. All presenting students should be very proud of their efforts.”

Of all presentations, these GSSM students were selected for special recognition:

Biochemistry, Botany, Cell and Molecular Biology, Zoology (Mentored)

  • 1st Place Haleigh Gartner
  • 3rd Place Maura Hilbourn, Tianna Kidd & Ankita Menon

Chemistry (Mentored)

  • 1st Place Ethan Mills
  • 2nd Place Lillian Coats
  • 3rd Place Andrew Sherburne

Computer Science (Mentored)

  • 1st Place Nitin Gupta
  • 2nd Place Samuel Garcia & Amelia Stensland
  • 3rd Place Ravijeta Guruvelli & Jacob Nichols

Environmental Science, Microbiology, Physiology and Health (Mentored)

  • 1st Place Katie Chung & Devin Laye

Physics, Engineering, Mathematics (Mentored)

  • 1st Place Elena Morgan & Shamitha Nandi
  • 2nd Place Lucia Brown& Vansh Nagpal
  • 3rd Place Oliver Rancu

Psychology, Sociology, Consumer Science (Mentored)

  • 1st Place Kat McConnell
  • 2nd Place Emily Anne Harris
  • 3rd Place Aubrey Best

SCJAS will also be making selections for state representatives to the American Junior Academy of Science meeting in 2022. Read more about SCJAS here.