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  Created 5-31-08  
 

THIRD ANNUAL LIPSCOMB SCIENCE FAIR AWARD WON BY HAILEY B. WETZEL
 

 
 

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,

 
Hailey 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 Georgia.

 

 
 

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 Community College.

 

 

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