Photo courtesy of Prince William County Public Schools
One Triangle student is digging into earth science research.
Desmen Andrew Boykin from Graham Park Middle School was recognized at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) Research Symposium.
Held at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, the 78th annual event ran from May 21 to 23, according to a release from PWCS.
The middle school student won first place in the Ecology and Earth Science Category. He wrote “The Effect of Micro-Plastic Polymers on the Ficus Religiosa Bodhi Tree’s Shoot and Root systems.”
In addition, he earned the Dorothy Knowlton Award and was among the four students who received the American Junior Academy of Science top recognition.
The Ertel Thompson Memorial Endowment Award was presented to Desmen, as well.
Desmen was one of several students from Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) who took part in the symposium.
Students from Benton Middle School in Manassas and Colgan High School in Manassas also attended.
Below, is more information about the participants.
Benton Middle School students:
Colgan High School students:
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