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Geovic Jadol and Jahwann Gallimore Earn Top Place Honors

Georgia Military College Prep School eleventh graders Geovic Jadol and Jahwann Gallimore recently earned top place honors in the Georgia College & State University Regional Science & Engineering Fair with their individual projects. Both students will now advance to the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair in Athens, GA, March 31 - April 2. Jahwann placed first in the Senior Division with his project, Synthesis of a water-soluble, electron deficient iron (III) porphyrin, FeTMPyPBr85+. In addition, he won the U.S. Army Award. Geovic placed first in the Senior Division with his project, An air-stable lithium ion porphyrin precursor of transition metal complexes. He also won awards from the U.S. Army and the American Chemical Society. In addition to these accolades, Geovic Jadol’s project won Best-of-Show for the entire competition. This prestigious award includes an all-expense paid (week-long) trip to compete in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair to be held May 8-13 in Los Angeles, CA. This is the first time a GMC Prep student has been invited to compete at this level. According to GCSU’s Science Education website (http://chemphys.gcsu.edu/~science/sciencefair.htm), Georgia College & State University's Regional Science & Engineering Fair showcases the results of scientific inquiry by elementary, middle and high school students in central Georgia. Participants learn how to identify problems and design unique, organized and logical strategies to solving the questions. The research process teaches students how scientists and engineers contribute to the advancement of science and engineering. Participating Counties include: Baldwin, Bibb, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Putnam, Monroe, Washington, Wilkinson, and Twiggs. Pictured, Geovic Jadol and Dr. Rosalie Richards, Coordinator of the Georgia College & State University Regional Science & Engineering Fair.