WIN AWARDS AT STATE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR
- Middle school and high school students from around the state competed
in the Mississippi Science and Engineering State Fair held at The
University of Southern Mississippi on March 31.
AND SOCIAL SCIENCES):
7-8 grade winners: Chris Freeman, Ripley Middle School;
Parker Davis, Armstrong Middle School (Starkville); Justyn Nolan,
Myrtle Attendance Center; Blake Kelly, Brandon Middle School; Jewel
Usher, Powell Middle School (Jackson); Gloria Howell, Ingomar Attendance
winners: Melissa Cirino, Oak Grove High School; Meagan Malone,
Oak Grove; Will Berlin, St. Joseph's Catholic (Jackson); Mary Anna
Wright, Oxford High School; Joante Kirk, Greenville-Weston High
School; Kirby Carpenter, Kossuth High School.
winners: Christina Stricklen, Tishimingo County High School;
Cina Lucas, East Side High School (Cleveland); Cassie Daniel, Tishimingo;
Bridget Confait, West Lauderdale High School (Meridian); LaTijera
Edwards, JSU NIMH-COR Honors (Jackson); Ashanti Ishakarah, JSU NIMH-COR
7-8 grader winners: Jae Peirce McIntosh, St. Joseph;
Alan Humphrey, Seminary High School; Jasmine Beal, Greenwood Middle
School; Aubrey Christensen, Amory Middle School; Erica B. Lowe,
Powell Middle School; Jamilah Perkins, Greenwood Middle School.
winners: Jennifer Jing Huang, Oak Grove; Shasheena Hooper, J.F.
Kennedy High School (Jackson); Whitney Jones, Jim Hill High School
(Jackson); Laigan Conley, Grenada High School; Heather Corbett,
West Lauderdale; Kalea Henry, Kossuth High School
winners: Ashley Bounds, West Lauderdale; Phoung Trang Nguyen,
Ocean Springs; Michelle Montgomery, Greenwood; Katie Thomas, Grenada;
Dominqua Bowdry, Grenada; Lakeshia Allen, Gentry High School, Indianola.
7-8 grade winners: Mauriel Robinson, BF Liddell Middle
School (Macon); Courtney Broome, Sumrall High School; Jadtrl C.
Heard, Robert Lewis Middle School (Natchez), Tara Kaufman, Oxford;
Elizabeth Tomlinson, Armstrong Middle School (Starkville), Dana
Moody, Grenada Middle School
winners: Tara Whitehead, Sumrall; Joe Coleman, Kossuth High
School; Courtney James, Cassie Pennington Jr. High; Khaled Kashlan,
Sumner Hill Junior High (Clinton); Rachael Scott,
Courteny Woodruff, Sumner Hill Junior High
winners: Dustin Atkinson, MS Math/Science High School; Sarah
B. Bounds, Mercy Cross High School (Biloxi); Misti Willis, Grenada
High School; Bradley Tolar, Ocean Springs; Willie Young, Greenwood
HS; Charles Gibson, Collins High School
7-8 grade winners: Kennitra Thompson, Peeples Middle
School (Jackson); Paul Garrett, Collins; La'Toyia Slay, St. Joseph;
Gina Baggett, Marietta Junior High; Aaron Hollis, St. Joseph; Amanda
Mixon, St. Joseph
winners: Parisa Toghiani, Starkville Academy; Brittaney Tate,
Noxubee County High School; Stacey Richter, Hickory Flat; Emily
Entrekin, Northwest Junior High; Jamekia Carter, Provine High School
(Jackson); Scott Gross, St. Joseph
winners: Brenna Lorenz, D'Iberville HS; Rose Ivy, West Lauderdale;
Darvin Griffin, Noxubee County High; Shiyecca Gardener Greenwood
High School; Rodney Lyles, Canton High School; Denetrice McDonald,
7-8 grade winners: Emmett Crockett, Chastain Middle
School (Jackson); Alyssa Yuen, Oak Grove; Mary Ruth McDuffue, East
Central Middle School (Hurley); Darren Stanford, Amory; Eumin Lee,
Clinton; Alzena Johnson, Jefferson County
winners: Jonathan Moorhead, Starkville; Timothy Johnson, Kate
Griffin HS (Cleveland); Zachary Murphey, Seminary; Wes Johnson,
St. Andrews; John Etheredge, Callaway; Bryan Gaston, Oxford
winners: Clay Barnes, Oxford; Matt Swanner, West Lauderdale;
Justin Geeslin, Independence High School (Independence); Annexis
Shelly, West Bolivar HS; Athony Yuen, Oak Grove
7-8 grade winners: Tyler Biggs, Iuka Middle School;
Dusty Talley, Ripley; Ashley Neal, Grenada; Layfeyounda Brooks,
BF Liddell Middle School (Macon); Amanda Ashley, Grenada; Whit Hoskins,
winners: Roderickis Robinson, Noxubee County High; April Cook,
Ingomar; Elizabeth A. Hartung, Biloxi; Chandra Simmons, Greenwood;
Charlie Morrow, Kossuth; Meg Moody, Grenada
winners: Brett Fowler, Grenada; Micquel Taylor, West Bolivar;
Matt Luther, Kossuth; Marshala Lee, Greenwood; Jake Harrell, Seminary.
7-8 grade winners: Nikhil Patel, BF Liddell; Brittany
Berryman, Iuka; Davis Horton, Oxford; Kyle Fitzgerald, Ingomar;
Kelly Shaw, Oxford; Stacee Sullivan, Sumrall
winners: Kate Goertzen, Hattiesburg; Nitin Mantena, Oxford;
Luv Agrawal, St. Andrews; Jonathan Rosinski, Natchez; Amber Harrison,
Grenada; Peter Dunbar, Oxford
winners: Vijay Brihmadesan, Jackson Prep; Jack Conley, D'Iberville;
Brad Neathery, Grenada; William Ramsey III, Mercy Cross; Austin
Pickett, West Lauderdale; Emily Woolsey, Oxford
7-8 grade winners: Kristin Sharp, Long Beach; Daniel
Warren, Oxford; James Hunter, St. Joseph; Chaz Lindsay, Chastain
Middle School; Matthew Asquith, Oak Grove
winners: Ruthie Craig, St. Andrews; Allie Carpenter, Sumrall;
Ruth Ann Cooper, Kossuth; Jessica Bennett, Kossuth; Omayma McDonald,
Greene County High School
winners: Crystal Moore, Meridian; Mary Beth Worrel, Mercy Cross;
Casey Vuncannon, Biggersville (Corinth); Brian Matherne, Mercy Cross;
Alexandra Hudson, Tishomingo; Kim Wells, Bruce High School.
7-8 grade winners: Bradley Shields, Oxford; Rachael
McInnis, Brandon; Jianwen J. Jackson, Northwest Jackson; Brandon
Abbott, Amory; Kimberly Parsons, luka; Latara Kemp, Greenwood.
winners: Ashley Dennis, Yazoo; Stephanie R. Wales, St. Joseph's;
Andrew Wright, St. Joseph; Phillip Jamison, Noxubee; Kelvin Pulley,
Greenwood; Sybil Sias, West Bolivar.
winners: Nickloee Tedder, West Lauderdale; Chris Nevels, Greenwood;
Cherish Crouch, Grenada; Jermaine Flaggs, Greenwood; Jesse Williams,
Greenwood; Jessica Dorris, Grenada.
7-8 grade winners: Marshall Pace, Picayune; Emilie Dayan,
Oxford; Sarah Rogers, Amory; Drew Allison, Armstrong; Bryon Lowe,
Brandon; Clark Alan Gautier, East Central.
winners: Elizabeth Cook, Oxford; Meredith Stacy, Kossuth; Ben
McLemore, Kossuth; Andy Allen, Kossuth; Adrienne Wells, Jim Hill;
Blake Wilson, Oxford.
winners: Blake Wilson, Oak Grove; Elizabeth Sellers, Grenada;
Crystal Stewart, Greenwood; Lewis Keys, Ingomar; Isaiah Goddard,
Jefferson County; Ralph Thompson, Canton.
7-8 grade winners: Tiffany Brady, Ripley; Kevyn Carothers,
Oxford; Dana Foxworth, North Forrest; Veniece Kirksey, Woolfork;
Dalton Alan Bittner, Myrtle; Amber Gibson, Simpson.
winners: Winston H. Messer, Presbyterian Christian; Darius Howard,
Yazoo; Chris Mills, Oak Grove; Stacy Travis, St. Joseph's, Marya
Paollilo, Oxford; Amanda Howell, Biggersville.
winners: Soumo De, St. Andrews; Greg May, Oak Grove; Jasmine
Hughes, Piney Woods; Nick Webb, West Lauderdale; Jennifer Moore,
Yazoo; Victoria Green, Yazoo.
7-8 grade winners: Michaela Delashmit, Oxford; Marie
E. Wicks, Ocean Springs; Nathan Mills, Myrtle; Mary V. Presley,
Oxford; Lydia Wheeler, Greenwood; Chris Mars, luka.
winners: Zachary Dicks, Forrest County; Samantha Chism, Ingomar;
Cynthia Williams, St. Joseph's; Daniel King, St. Joseph's; Ka'Shiris
Walton, Jefferson; Stephanie Njemanze, St. Andrew's.
winners: Peter D. Clark, St. Andrew's; Stacy Smith, West Lauderdale;
Lauren Vance, Grenada; Kathryn Tate, Grenada; Samuel Broomfield,
Yazoo; Valerie Ahanonu, Greenwood; Miranda Gibson, Mississippi School
7-8 grade winners: Mitchell McCown, East Central; Addy
Brown, Iuka; Alisha Ables, Marietta; Andrew Chupa, Armstrong; Stephanie
Oshrin, N.R. Burger; Swathi Bhargav, Mercy Cross.
winners: Jerrica Danner, Jim Hill; Brittany Robinson, Jim Hill;
Alfred Greene, West Bolivar; Brennan Anderson, Sumner Hill; Lindsay
Holt, Tishomingo; Le'marcus Jennings, East Side.
winners: Randall Cody Arnold, Tishomingo; Randy Waldo, Grenada;
Lucas Davis, Independence; Christina Boone, Oak Grove; Melissa Ivory,
Amanda Elzy; Jamie Jyles, Greenwood.
7-8 grade winners: Ashley Long, St. Joseph; Janie Free,
St. Joseph's; Haley Moon, St. John; Lillian Rogers, Presbyterian
Christian; Kyle Oaks, St. Joseph; John Rocky Smith, d'Iberville.
winners: Kelli Jackson, Starkville; Anthony Adams, Yazoo; Hana
Sanders, Oxford; Joshua Wheeler, Greenwood; Brian Mitchell, Grenada;
Kimberly R. Watson, St. Joseph's.
winners: Ashley Tucker, Leland; Chris Rutland, Mercy Cross;
Laurren Massingill, West Lauderdale, Rachel Chouinard, Ocean Springs;
Shauna Dickens, Collins; Melissa Fipps, J.F.Kennedy.
Josh Roark, Derek Breal, Adam Johnson, Mercy Cross; Courtney
Godwin, Tyler Skelton, Lauren Goodman, West Lauderdale; Teresa Bryan,
Ashley Andrew, Grenada; Monica Robinson, Arrica Chandle, Noxubee;
Austin Bullard, John Barnett, Tishomingo; Andrea Rucker, Yazoo.
United States Army: Vijay Brihmadesam, Engineering,
Jackson Prep; Crystal Moore, Environmental Sciences, West Lauderdale;
Crystal Stewart, Mathematics/Computers, Greenwood; Rachael
Scott, Life Sciences, NWMHEA; Elizabeth Hartung, Physical
Navy: Senior Division, Winston H. Messer, Presbyterian Christian,
Vijay Brihmadesam, Jackson Prep; Soumo De, St. Andrews; Sarah B.
Bounds, Mercy Cross. Junior Division, Kristen Sharp, Long
Beach, Daniel Warren, Oxford.
(Best Materials Engineering Project): AMS International Foundation,
Rachel Chouinard, Ocean Springs.
Meteorological: AMS, Jake Harrel, Seminary; Matt Luther, Kossuth.
Hoover: Engineering Award, Elizabeth Sellers, Grenada.
Science, Clay Barnes, Oxford, Environmental Science, Crystal
Moore, West Lauderdale.
Society for Optical Engineering: Optical Science and Engineering,
Brittney Berryman, Iuka.
Use of Photography, Mary Beth Worrell, Mercy Cross.
Sciences or Engineering): NACE INTL Award, Nikhil Patel,
Society (11th Grader Plant or Animal Invitro or Tissue Culture):
Invitro Biology Award, Winston Messer, Presbyterian Christian.
Association: Math Award, Darvin Griffin, Noxubee.
of Women Geoscientists: AWG Award, Caitlin Johnson, Long Beach.
and Engineering Association Award: Yale Award, Jake Harrell,
Aerospace Research Award (Century of Flight Award-Presented by Air
Force): Team: Josh Roark and Derek Breal, Mercy Cross; Individual:
Mary Beth Worrell, Mercy Cross
Junior Water Prize (Exc. in Water Science Research): Sarah Bounds,
of Health and Human Services: Winston Messer, Presbyterian Christian.
Science and Engineering Fair Finalists: Finalist: Winston
Messer, Presbyterian Christian; Finalist: Vijay Brihmadesam,
Jackson Prep; 1st alternate: Sarah Bounds, Mercy Cross; 2nd
alternate: Crystal Moore, West Lauderdale; Team finalist:
Josh Roark, Derek Breal, Adam Johnson, Mercy Cross; Alternate
team, Courtney Godwin, Tyler Skelton, Lauren Goodman, West Lauderdale.
PHOTOGRAPHER TO LEAD WORKSHOP, PRESENTATION MARCH 10
-- Award-winning wildlife photographer Tom Ulrich will lead
two photographic events at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory on
Wednesday, March 10.
He will present
a nature photography workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and then
a talk and slide show called "Wildlife Images 2003" at
7 p.m., both at The University of Southern Mississippi GCRL.
the evening event is free and will be held in the Caylor Auditorium
at GCRL. The veteran photographer will feature photos from his 2003
photographic safaris abroad and in North America. He will answer
questions and sign his books during the reception following his
fee for the all-day workshop is $50 per person, payable to GCRL.
Registration includes a continental breakfast, light lunch and snacks.
Participation is limited to 20. Though the workshop is geared toward
beginners, Ulrich tailors the experience to meet needs for all degrees
will definitely benefit from the workshop, but I always help the
more advanced get something out of it also," Ulrich said. "I
lead many photo trips and always find a wide range of levels."
participants do not need to bring their photographic equipment unless
they need an explanation about some aspect of their equipment.
a brief review of the principles of photography, relationships between
shutter and aperture settings, fundamental elements of composition,
use and timing of fill-in flash, digital versus film photography,
techniques of close-up photography, and a brief discussion of slide
etiquette, the photography business and marketing.
up in South Chicago, graduated with a degree in biology from Southern
Illinois University and taught for four years before launching his
career as a freelance photographer. He has supported himself with
nature photography for the past 29 years.
of more than 300,000 transparencies includes birds and mammals from
all over the world. His photographs have been featured in publications
such as National Wildlife, Audubon, National Geographic, Montana
Outdoors and Life.
He has published
six nature books, including Mammals of the Rockies, Birds of the
Northern Rockies, Once Upon a Frame and his 2002 release, Photo
Pantanal. Dr. William E. Hawkins, GCRL executive director, said
Ulrich brings the scientific and artistic worlds together.
his living photographing wildlife all over the world," Hawkins
sad. "He is an outstanding observer and a biologist. His approach
to photography is to capture his subjects exhibiting their natural
The GCRL is
home to the university's Department of Coastal Sciences, the Center
for Fisheries Research and Development, and the Gulf Coast Geospatial
Center. The J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium is also
a unit of the laboratory. The GCRL is part of the Southern Miss
College of Science and Technology. For more information, call the
laboratory at (228) 872-4200.