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Governor’s School students present scientific papers

Students from the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School recently attended the 77th annual Virginia Junior Academy of Science Symposium held at Longwood University in Farmville.

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, said a press release. Each year, more than 1,000 papers are submitted with only one third accepted to the competition.

At the symposium, students make formal presentations to an audience and panel of judges and have their research evaluated for special awards, exemplary recognitions and scholarships.

Students who win awards also have their paper abstracts published in the Virginia Academy of Science Journal.

This year, 23 CBGS students were accepted and presented their research at the competition. Overall, CBGS students won 14 awards and scholarships, totaling more than $5,000. The following are the CBGS ...

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