Gorgas 2013 – 2014

 Alabama Science Scholar Search

Gorgas Scholarship Competition

2013-2014

The winner of the first-place tuition grant of $4000 was: Arrix Ryce (pictured with Dr. Ellen Buckner)

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Today, March 14, 2014, the Gorgas Scholarship Committee announced the rankings of the finalists of the 2014 Alabama Science Scholar Search.

The Search was held at the 91st meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

The winner of the first-place tuition grant of $4000 was:
Arrix Ryce, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, 6100 Old Leeds Rd, Irondale, AL 35210, Teacher-Sponsor: Debbie Anderson

First alternate and winner of a tuition grant of $3000 was:
Malvika Lall, Auburn High School, 405 South Dean Rd, Auburn, AL 36830, Teacher-Sponsor: Laura Steltenpohl

Second alternate and winner of a tuition grant of $2000 was:
Jacob Garrett Thrasher, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, 6100 Old Leeds Rd, Irondale, AL 35210, Teacher-Sponsor: Ryan Rearden

Third alternate and winner of a tuition grant of $1500 was:
Jodie Tinker, Covenant Christian Academy, 926 Weatherly Rd, Huntsville, AL 35803, Teacher-Sponsor: Rhonda Lisauckis

Fourth Alternate and winner of $1000 was:
Victoria Z. Fang, Auburn High School, 405 South Dean Rd, Auburn, AL 36830, Teacher-Sponsor: Laura Steltenpohl

Unranked Finalists:
Kristin Gao, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, 6100 Old Leeds Rd, Irondale, AL 35210, Teacher-Sponsor: Debbie Anderson
Taylor Hopper, Wetumpka High School, 1251 Coosa River Pkwy, Wetumpka, AL 36092, Teacher-Sponsor: Virginia Vilardi
Carson Mize, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, 6100 Old Leeds Rd, Irondale, AL 35210, Teacher-Sponsor: Debbie Anderson
Lauren Wall, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, 6100 Old Leeds Rd, Irondale, AL 35210, Teacher-Sponsor: Ryan Rearden

The rankings were established by a panel of judges consisting of department heads, deans and professors from many of the leading universities and industries in Alabama.

Winners and finalists in the Gorgas Contest receive offers of tuition scholarships to colleges and universities in Alabama for the study of science.

The Gorgas Scholarship Program is named for General William Crawford Gorgas, the Alabama physician who conquered yellow fever in the Panama Canal Zone and later became the Surgeon General of the United States Army. The purposes of the Gorgas competition are to promote interest in science and to aid in the education of promising students.  Information on the annual competition and awards may be found on the website at www.GorgasScholar.org.  For further information, contact Ellen Buckner, PhD, RN, CNE, Chairman, Gorgas Scholarship Competition, ebuckner@southalabama.edu, or by phone (205) 910-9877, (251) 445-9449.

Finalists in 2013-2014 Gorgas Scholarship Competition and Alabama Scholar Search

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Front row Lall, Fang, Tinker, Wall, Gao Back row Hopper, Mize, Ryce (winner), Thrasher