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Governor’s School students present research at symposium

Students from the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School recently attended the 76th Annual Virginia Junior Academy of Science Symposium held at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

The VJAS competition is one of the largest and oldest science competitions in the country where students submit the results of their independent research in formal scientific papers for review and judging. 

Each year, more than 1,000 papers are submitted and one third are accepted to the competition. At the symposium, students make formal presentations to an audience and panel of judges, and their research is further evaluated, with awards given for exemplary projects. 

This year 28 CBGS students were accepted and presented their research; they won 10 awards and scholarships, totaling more than $10,000. 

The following are the CBGS Glenns Campus award winners:

Abigail Belvin (Gloucester)—$5,000 Mackenzie Scholarship and Honorable Mention in Environmental Science A for “Zoopl...

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