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GEC President Bill Owens shows the William T. Lipscomb Science Fair Award trophy to Glynn Middle School instructional coach Lori Joiner.  You can see the trophy on display in our resource center at the GEC office.

Wicker J. Tuten, a 14-year-old 8th grader at Glynn Middle School, became the second recipient of the annual Dr. William T. Lipscomb Science Fair Award at the award ceremonies at Coastal Georgia Community College on Feb. 17th.  Mr. Tuten's project, "Soil Erosion Control", was judged to have best epitomized concern and hope for a clean environment and healthy economy for coastal Geogia.  Tuten is the son of Ernie and Renee Tuten of St. Simons Island.  His science teacher is John Loiselle.

     The award was given by the Glynn Environmental Coalition (GEC) in memory of its former Secretary, Dr. William T. Lipscomb, who taught life sciences at Coastal Georgia Community College for 18 years.   Bill died in February of 2005.  This year's judges for the Lipscomb Award were Dr. Eugene Keferl, also a retired  CGCC science teacher, and Barbara Bowdry and Stephen Ryner of the GEC Board of Directors.  The award was presented by GEC President Bill Owens.


The award consisted of a framed certificate, a $100 check, a student membership in the GEC, a GEC t-shirt, and Mr. Tuten's name engraved on the Lipscomb trophy, which is kept on display at the GEC offices at 4472-C New Jesup Highway. 


   Another award-winning student, Robin Jones, entered a project which examined the effect of the GECís Seafood Safe Consumption educational project.  Ms. Jones discovered that about half of those who should know about our local seafood consumption advisories are actually aware of them.


     The 23rd Coastal Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair was sponsored by Coastal Georgia Community College.


Left:  Lipscomb Award winner Wicker J. Tuten (center) holding his certificate and $100 check, while proud parents Renee and Ernie Tuten hold the trophy and GEC t-shirt.

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