Two Wetumpka High students – Audrey Pinkston and Tanner Knight – recently placed first in the Junior Academy of Science Paper Reading. Pictured, from left, Knight, teacher Virginia Vilardi and Pinkston. Contributed Photo
Two Wetumpka High students – Audrey Pinkston and Tanner Knight – recently placed first in the Junior Academy of Science Paper Reading. Pictured, from left, Knight, teacher Virginia Vilardi and Pinkston. Contributed Photo

WHS students earn science honors

Published 9:34am Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Alabama Junior Academy of Science Paper Reading and Gorgas Scholarship Committee’s Alabama Science Scholar Search were held jointly with March 21-22 at Samford University. Wetumpka High students earned recognition in both competitions.
In the Junior Academy of Science Paper Reading, sophomore Audrey Pinkston placed first in Life Science; senior Tanner Knight placed first in Medicine and Health; senior Dalton Cape placed second in Physics; and senior Jonothon Segars placed third in Medicine and Health.
Knight and Pinkston were invited to attend the National Junior Academy of Science Symposium May 1-5 in Dayton, Ohio based on their projects.
During Alabama Junior Academy of Science officer elections for 2013-14, freshman Zena Banker won the position of public relations coordinator.
Segars was one of 11 Gorgas finalists selected from across the state in the Alabama Science Scholar Search. Winners and finalists in the Gorgas Contest receive offers of tuition scholarships to colleges and universities in Alabama for the study of science.
Teacher/sponsor for Wetumpka High School students is science instructor Virginia Vilardi.

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