Recently three ASMS students participated in Alabama’s regional science fair held at University of South Alabama as well as the state competition held at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. Junior Aaron Stuber won First Place place in the Biochemistry Senior Division at the regional event and First Place at the state level. Senior Heather Crosby won placed first in the Environmental Science Senior Division at the regional event. At the state level, she won the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Medallion and also third place in the Environmental Science Senior Division. Junior Alyson Daniels won first place in the Medicine Senior Division at the regional event and fourth place in the same division at the state level. Biology teacher Dr. James NJenge’re assisted the students. Pictured from left, (first row) Crosby, Stuber, and Daniels and bio instructors Kevin Dolbeare, Dr. NJenge’re, and Barry McPhail (on the second row).
Students who earned a 4.0 grade point average last term were invited to feast on barbecue with ASMS President Dr. Larry Turner in the ASMS Board Room on Tuesday, March 27. Executive Assistant Carlotta Russell planned the event. Students who earned a 4.0 last quarter are: (sophomores) James Alex, Will Blackwell, Zachary Grider, Jimmy Kim, Aaron Langham, Feng Li, Rebecca Melkerson, Trisha Sengupta, Suzanna Swanson, Quinton Turner, Justin Wahlers, Anna Word, Eric Wu, (juniors) Kaylin Bowen, Paola Capo, Brianna Daniels, Hollis De Laney, Bekka Dicks, Sam Eberlein, Nathan Gilbert, Latei Iyegha, Allison Kam, Alex Ketchum, Alexandrea Moseley, Julia Nelson, Erin Retzlaff-Roberts, Courtney Rogers, Whitney Rogers, Elizabeth Self, Aaron Stuber, Joseph Thornton, Tricia Vogel, Hannah Waggerman, (seniors) Jesse Aquino, Christian Bottenfield, John Chancellor, Sophia Choi, Sarah Clancy, Ali Fry, Maggie Hess, Iba Iyegha, Caitlin Martinez-Lee, Jin-Mi Matsunaga, John Mitchell, Maddie Nordmann, Alana Rister, Will Wagner, Pressly Weil, and Lena Zhang.
ASMS swept the 12th Annual Mobile Math Olympiad. Sophomore Eric Wu won 1st Prize and was invited to participate in Colorado Math Olympiad, which is paid for by the Alabama Space Grant. Senior Felipe Shinsato won 2nd Prize, while sophomores Alexander Peeples and Justin Wahlers won 3rd Prize. Math instructor Natalya Prokhorova sponsors the team.
Junior Jane Murphy has been awarded a prestigious Oxbridge Academic Program scholarship for $3800, which can be used towards four weeks of study at Cambridge University this summer. Murphy is currently in an Advanced Latin Directed Reading course with Classics instructor Dr. Malcolm Donalson studying St. Augustine’s Confessions.