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Local Students Shine at Alabama Science Fair

Four talented scientists from the Wiregrass area made waves at the Alabama Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF) hosted at Auburn University this past weekend. DPA (Dothan Preparatory Academy) students Addy Clayton and Liam Lugo claimed second place in Microbiology, securing a $50 prize for their innovative project, Culinary Biotics.

Meanwhile, Karson Cullen and Lachlan Owens, also from DPA, soared to first place in Robotics Systems and Communication Technology with their project, TB-64E. Their outstanding achievement earned them a grand total of $300 in prize money. Not stopping there, they clinched the Innovation of Robotics Systems Award and The Electrical and Computer Engineering Award.

Furthermore, their remarkable performance earned them a nomination for the prestigious Thermo Fisher Young Junior Innovators Challenge, presenting them with an opportunity to compete in the Finals Week in Washington, DC, this October, with a chance to win the grand prize of $25,000.

In another display of academic prowess, a group of Carver School for Mathematics and Science 6th graders also showcased their scientific acumen at the state level. Jenna Mitchell, Lennon Strickland, and Lily Potts triumphed in the Junior Division, clinching first place in Cell Molecular, Microbiology, & Biochemistry categories.

Their achievement was acknowledged with the coveted Junior Innovators Award 2024, highlighting their commitment to excellence in STEM education. The Carver School┬áexpressed their pride in their students’ accomplishments, congratulating them for their stellar performance and representation at the state level.

The Wiregrass community celebrates the success of these budding scientists, recognizing their dedication, innovation, and exemplary performance at the ASEF. #dpasciencestrong­čžČ­čą╝­čž¬ #thecarverschool #stemedu @auburnu @cosamoutreach