Glass Student Earns Top Award at 2016 Science Fair

E. C. Glass High School and Central Virginia Governor’s School student Tom Baker won the Grand Award in Biological Sciences at the 39th annual Central Virginia Regional Science Fair in March, and he will represent Central Virginia at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May in Phoenix, Arizona. He will be among 1,600 finalists from around the world competing at this event.

Lynchburg City Schools had numerous winners out of the 74 students entered from high schools representing Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County and the City of Lynchburg.

Grand Award: Biological Sciences

Tom Baker, ECG/CVGS
“A comparison of the effects of lipopolysaccharides O55:B5 and O111:84 on RAW 264.7 murine macrophages”

All first place winners were nominated to the Virginia State Science Fair to be held on April 8 and 9 at Virginia Military Institute.

Category Awards

Animal Sciences
2nd place - Melissa Poletti, ECG/CVGS
HM - Carter Cundiff, ECG/CVGS        

Behavioral & Social Sciences
2nd place - Christina Bennett, ECG/CVGS
HM - Virginia Corsini, ECG/CVGS

Cellular & Molecular Biology
1st place - Tom Baker, ECG/CVGS         

Computer Science
2nd place - Chloe Seng, ECG

Environmental Science
3rd place - Gabby Coradazzi, HHS/CVGS
HM - Turner Lee, HHS/CVGS

Medicine and Health
HM - Rabiea Ashraf, HHS/CVGS

Microbiology
1st place - Danny Bass, ECG/CVGS

Plant Sciences
2nd place - Paisley Williams, HHS/CVGS

Special Awards

ASCE Local Engineering Awards
2nd Place - Turner Lee, HHS/CVGS

Naval Research Award
Reagan Kinder, ECG/CVGS;

Virginia Dental Society Awards for Recognizing Science Talent
Recognition Award - Tom Baker, ECG/CVGS; Danny Bass, ECG/CVGS

Virginia Lakes & Watersheds
Turner Lee, HHS/CVGS

Women Geoscientists Award
Gabby Coradazzi, HHS/CVGS

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