- Floyd County Schools
Model High Senior to Present at the 2021 Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium
Kendell Pewitt, from Model High School, is one of the 45 students selected from the state of Georgia to attend the virtual Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (GJSHS) as a presenter who will participate in the oral presentation competition February 28 - March 2, 2021. GJSHS culminates with the selection of five Presenters to win an expense-paid trip to the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (NJSHS). Two of these five finalists will have the opportunity to present their research and in the oral presentation competition at the NJSHS, and the other three will be invited to enter the NJSHS poster competition.
Kendell will be presenting her research completed in Model High School’s AP Capstone program. Kendell’s project Evaluating How Abuse Impacts Female Serial Killers was submitted in the Medicine & Health/Behavioral Sciences category. Kendell is a senior at Model High School and has been accepted to the Georgia Institute of Technology, John Hopkins University, University of Vermont, and Mercer University. She plans on majoring in Biomedical Sciences or Environmental Engineering with a pre-medical track.
The AP Capstone is an advanced academic program that encourages students to learn and apply research and communication skills. Floyd County Schools implemented the AP Capstone Program beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.
The primary aims of JSHS are to promote original research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level, and to publicly recognize students for outstanding achievement. The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) program has been sponsored by the United States Department of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The National Science Teachers Association, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, administers the National JSHS Program in cooperation with universities or other educational institutions. Nationally, over 12,000 talented high school students participate in JSHS by presenting the results of their scientific, engineering, or mathematics research.