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Oak Park science winners

Oak Park Middle School announces the winners of the Science Showcase. Students conducted independent research projects and created a display of their results.

  • Behavioral Science: Caroline Pettey, Mary Schuknecht, first place; Daniel Hopper, second place;
  • Biology: Mallory Papich, first place; Lily Hess, second place;
  • Botany: Forrest Glass, first place; Vincent Pupo, second place;
  • Chemistry: Jack Duffey;
  • Consumer Science: Selby Duncan;
  • Environmental Science: Erik Chapman;
  • Health and Physiology, Skyler Solley, first place; Peyton Littrell, second place;
  • Microbiology: Sam Frazier;
  • Physics: Kate Patterson and Holly Adams, first place; Mitchell Smith, second place.
  • ‘Lights and Shadows’

    “Lights and Shadows” is an art and literary magazine published by The University of North Alabama. It features literary manuscripts and artwork selected from UNA students.

    Beth Bachuss of Decatur won first place for her three-dimensional piece, “Discharge Papers.”

    Bachuss also received merit awards for her black-and-white photograph “Foolish Madonna/Wise Madonna” and her color photograph “Wood Kiln.”

    Andrea Lavender of Athens received merit awards for her black and white photograph “Jazz 3” and her 3-D piece “Walking.”

    AHS guidance

    The guidance office at Austin High School offers the following announcements. For more information on any notice, contact the high school.

    Alabama CAP Council: Local Union 2195, UAW, 2007 Labor Essay Contest. Deadline is Feb. 28.

    Decatur/Morgan County Minority Development Association: Five scholarships are available. Call 303-8848 or see www

    Army ROTC Scholarship: For The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College, Miles College or The University of Montevallo. Nurse scholarships are also available. For ROTC scholarship information, contact LTC Jennifer Scott at UAB ROTC, (205) 934-8749 or 7215.

    School of Visual Arts: Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship Program, for new students only. Deadline is Feb. 1. Call (800) 436-4204 or see

    North Alabama Educators Credit Union: Scholarship available for students at Calhoun Community College, Athens State College, Faulkner University, J.F. Drake Technical College or Virginia College.

    Monsanto: Monsanto/National Association of Farm Broadcasting Agriculture Scholarship Program. Deadline is Feb. 15. Information and application available at or

    DECA: DECA/Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has launched a new product connecting high school students and college entrepreneurship programs and to increase the number of students pursuing entrepreneurship education beyond high school. See www

    Jimmy Rane Foundation: Schlolarship deadline is Feb. 15. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All applications must be submitted by mail; e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

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