Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)

On Friday, February 1st, our Discovery students competed against students from across SC.  All of our students did an excellent job with their oral presentations.  Spring Valley students were chosen for 5 of the 6 finalist spots (based on their morning presentations) and presented again in front of all of the participants and teachers in the afternoon.  Final standings were as follows:

1st place: Kimberly McRae (senior)
2nd place: William Edwards (sophomore)
4th place: David Hodge (junior)
5th Place: Bushra Islam (junior)
1st alternate: Courtney Noh (senior)

First through fifth place will attend the National JSHS competition in Dayton, Ohio on May 1-5, 2013 (all-expenses paid).  Kimberly and William will compete for college scholarships.  David and Bushra will attend as Observers.  Please join me in congratulating these students as well as their research teachers, Theresa Bailey, Dale Soblo, and Michelle Spigner.

Students that were not semifinalists, but competed in other sessions also did well.  Jason Erno (sophomore) and Ben Fechter (junior) won first place in their sessions.