In High School, Nguyen Discovered New Species

Connestee Falls Scholarship Recipient


Last updated 9/18/2019 at 3:50pm

Connestee Falls scholarship recipient and 2019 Brevard High School graduate John Nguyen participated in his first science fair when he was in fourth grade. At the time he was still living in Riverdale, Ga, where he was born. His project involved studying erosion by testing how different kinds of rocks would break after they were placed in water and frozen. He finished in first place at the school level, but only third at the county level.

Determined to do better, in fifth grade he conducted experiments to determine which acidic fruits are most efficient at conducting electricity; lemons w...

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