Hailey B. Wetzel, a 16-year-old
10th grader at Glynn Academy, became the third recipient of the annual Dr.
William T. Lipscomb Science Fair Award on Feb. 16th at the award ceremonies
at Coastal Georgia Community College. Ms. Wetzel's project, "Turmoil In The
Turtle River", was judged to have best epitomized concern and hope for a
clean environment and healthy economy for coastal Georgia. Wetzel's science
teacher is Ms. Ingrid Brown and her mentor for the project, which dealt with
the effects of mercury contamination on the growth of marine organisms, was
Ms. Kathy Knowlton.
The award was given by the
Glynn Environmental Coalition (GEC) in memory of our former Secretary, Dr.
William T. Lipscomb,
Wetzel (right) and her Aunt, Aundre Nichols (left), hold the William T.
Lipscomb Science Fair Award, certificate, and a $100 check. Ms. Wetzel's
project, "Turmoil In The Turtle River", was judged to have best epitomized
concern and hope for a clean environment and healthy economy for coastal
who taught life sciences at
Coastal Georgia Community College for 18 years. This year's judges for the
Lipscomb Award were Dr. Eugene Keferl, also a retired CGCC science teacher,
and Barbara Bowdry and Eileen Hutcheson 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 one-year membership in the GEC, and Ms.
Wetzel's name and school engraved on the Lipscomb trophy, which is kept on
display at the GEC offices at 4472-C New Jesup Highway. We encourage our
readers to come by, see the award, and browse our resource center.
Ms. Wetzel also received an
Anderson Waters Marine Science Award for her project, presented by Ms. Susan
Shipman, Director of the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia
Department of Natural Resources.
The 24th Coastal Georgia
Regional Science and Engineering Fair was sponsored by Coastal Georgia