Lynchburg City Schools is pleased to recognize E. C. Glass High School senior Laurel A. Logan as the recipient of this year’s LCS Excellence in Science Scholarship. Laurel was recognized during the March 3, 2020 school board meeting.
Laurel attends the Central Virginia Governor’s School for Science and Technology each morning, then returns to her base school of E. C. Glass High School, where she takes three Advanced Placement courses each afternoon, as well as being a member of the Chemistry Club, the Rock Climbing Club, and the Marching Band.
She has participated in numerous science fairs and won recognition at the local, regional, and state levels. In fact, her research project on the speed of light and variances due to different types of glass to study fiber optic efficiency was so impressive that Laurel won first place in physics and second place in physical sciences at the Naval Science Awards Program.
Laurel completed two successful internships: one with Delta Star and one with Blue Ridge Optics. Both opportunities provided valuable insight into what it is like to work in a science-based company and allowed her to advance her research.
This Lynchburg City Schools Scholarship, originally founded by the family of Dr. Charles & Mary Jane Pryor, is now a $30,000 scholarship to a single top science or engineering Lynchburg City Schools graduating senior each year for a total of 5 years and is funded by BWX Technologies, Inc., DTE Energy Foundation, Framatome, Mr. & Mrs. Lee & Sharon Ainslie, and Dr. & Mrs. David & Judy Frantz, and Dr. & Mrs. Charles & Mary Jane Pryor. The LCS Education Foundation serves as the fiscal agent and this is the second year of five that this scholarship has been offered.