FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –
February 18, 2008
Glynn Environmental Coalition
P. O. Box 2443
Brunswick, Georgia 31521-2443
Tel. (912) 466-0934
CONTACT: Daniel Parshley, Robert Randall
THIRD ANNUAL LIPSCOMB SCIENCE FAIR
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 this past Saturday 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 its former Secretary, Dr. William T. Lipscomb,
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 the public to come by,
see the award, and browse our resource center," says GEC Organizational
Development Coordinator Robert Randall.
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
The 24th Coastal Georgia Regional Science and
Engineering Fair was sponsored by Coastal Georgia Community College.
Photo: 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.
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