Environmental Science students attend symposium

Huntington High students win national award for water quality study
Posted on 06/19/2019
Environmental Science Students at Boston University

Four Huntington High School students, Jayson Johnson, Jenna Adkins, Arianna Baggett and Andrew Burton, were recently invited to compete at the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium at Boston University. 

Jayson Johnson and Jenna Adkins took top honors for their study on the water quality of Four Pole Creek following two 2018 pollution events.  Jayson and Jenna collected water quality data at sites above and below locations where diesel and raw sewage were spilled and compared chemical and biological data.  They reported their results through the NASA/GLOBE online reporting system.    

The symposium is conducted every year by NASA (The National Science Foundation) and GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment).

The study of Four Pole Creek is part of the curriculum for Huntington High School Environmental Science students.  Teachers Rick Sharpe and Carla Snell accompanied the students at the symposium.   

For more information, please contact Rick Sharp by email at rsharpe@k12.wv.us.    

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