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Two District Five students earn spots at National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

IRMO, SC - Two students from Lexington-Richland School District Five have earned spots in the 55th National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (National JSHS) sponsored by the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force. The scientific and educational program will be held on April 26-30 in San Diego, California. Dutch Fork High School senior Eric Chen and Spring Hill High School senior Hillary Melton, who conducted her research with the Biomedical Science program at The Center for Advanced Technical Studies, each submitted research papers and were selected to be semifinalists at the University of South Carolina Junior Science & Humanities Symposium on January 20. The semifinalists were separated into three rooms, with the top two from each room moving on to present as finalists. In the finals, Chen placed first overall and Melton placed sixth with both earning spots at the National JSHS.


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