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County Students Take Top Honors In Science


Transylvania County students Erika Williams, Kris Petterson and Kaitlin McCreery won first place honors at the Western Region Student Academy of Science competition on Feb. 18 and will advance to the state competition on March 23.

McCreery presented her research on the “Investigation of the germination of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis zoospores at low cell densities,” while Williams and Petterson discussed their work on the “Isolation, identification and characterization of endophytes from Cherokee medicinal plants.” Their advisor, Jennifer Williams, expressed appreciation fo...

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