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SCIENTIFIC SENSATIONS:Three local schools take top honors
by Bill Baldowski
May 14, 2014 03:26 PM | 3752 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Megan Sharrow, a math coach at Lithia Springs High School and a judge for the Douglas County Elementary School Science Fair, grades one of the exhibits.
Megan Sharrow, a math coach at Lithia Springs High School and a judge for the Douglas County Elementary School Science Fair, grades one of the exhibits.
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Cate Flanagan, a teacher at New Manchester Elementary School, waits as judges make their way into the science exhibit room to judge the experiments
Cate Flanagan, a teacher at New Manchester Elementary School, waits as judges make their way into the science exhibit room to judge the experiments
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Keesha Robinson, a teacher at New Manchester Elementary School, goes over the final details for judging the scientific exhibits at the Douglas County School's annex.
Keesha Robinson, a teacher at New Manchester Elementary School, goes over the final details for judging the scientific exhibits at the Douglas County School's annex.
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Lori Cates, a teacher at Chestnut Log Middle School and an avid Braves fan, carefully examines one of the elementary school exhibits.
Lori Cates, a teacher at Chestnut Log Middle School and an avid Braves fan, carefully examines one of the elementary school exhibits.
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Ali Ayers, a teacher program coordinator at the University of West Georgia, compiles scores after visiting each of the Douglas County Elementary School science exhibits.
Ali Ayers, a teacher program coordinator at the University of West Georgia, compiles scores after visiting each of the Douglas County Elementary School science exhibits.
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Julian Carter, an administrator at the College and Career Ready Institute in Douglasville, goes over the details of an elementarfy school student's exhibit.
Julian Carter, an administrator at the College and Career Ready Institute in Douglasville, goes over the details of an elementarfy school student's exhibit.
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Douglas County Elementarfy School Science Fair judges, from left, Angela Holly, an administrator at New Manchester High School, Reba Haynes, assistant principal at the College and Career Institute and Pat King, a speech therapist at Lithia Springs High School, confer on a student's scientific exhibit at the science fair.
Douglas County Elementarfy School Science Fair judges, from left, Angela Holly, an administrator at New Manchester High School, Reba Haynes, assistant principal at the College and Career Institute and Pat King, a speech therapist at Lithia Springs High School, confer on a student's scientific exhibit at the science fair.
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Although Holly Springs, Dorsett Shoals and Mason Creek elementary schools each had three grade-level, first-place winners in last week’s Douglas County Elementary School Science Fair, Dorset Shoals claimed the Best in Show winner in the competition.

Myia Davenport, 11, daughter of Eric and Holli Davenport, earned Best in Show honors with her exhibit entitled, “Can’t Touch This,” as judges awarded her a score of 99 out of a possible 100 points.

Her project was on the mimosa plant which features an automatic, self-protection mechanism.

Other schools with multiple grade-level, first-place winners were Annette Winn and Mirror Lake Elementaries with two each, while Arbor Station, Bright Star and Mount Carmel each claimed one grade-level, first-place winner, according to Douglas County School System Improvement Specialist Pam Walker.

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