Education foundation awarded grants
Thirteen grants, totaling $25,997, were awarded by the Aubrey Education Foundation during a luncheon May 24.
Grants are slotted to pay for a high school pottery wheel, green screens for elementary students, charging stations and more.
The number of grants is determined based on funds allocated by the foundation each year. Awardees are selected by an allocations committee.
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
Students honored for scientific research
Four students at the University of North Texas’ Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science received praise for works submitted to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
The fair is purportedly the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Roughly 1,800 high school students from around the world enter each year.
Students competed in a variety of categories, including behavioral and social sciences, computational biology and bioinformatics and biomedical engineering.
TAMS student Julia Camacho won fourth place and $500 for her development of a computational method to help with the prediction of secondary central nervous system cancer.
Rhythm Garg won second place and $1,500 for his research into a more objective and cost-efficient method of diagnosing autism at an early age.
For his work designing a better medical scanning procedure with a lower ionizing radiation dosage than a CT scan, David Yue took third place and earned $1,000.
Zihan Zhao found a correlation between cisd gene family disruption and infertility in a particular nematode worm used as a model organism in biological research. For that work, Zhao won $750 for the Air Force Special Award in Animal Sciences.
National delegate selected from TAMS
Melanie Che was named one of two Texas delegates to the 2019 National Youth Science Camp.
The camp serves as a residential science education program for two graduating high school students from each state. Scientists from across the country will present lectures and hands-on seminars for the delegates.
Twelve graduating seniors honored
Recently graduated high schoolers from across the region were honored with an annual award from the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Each student was given a certificate and a golden pin by the DAR Benjamin Lyon Chapter during a dozen ceremonies.
One student from each school was nominated based on dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.
Honorees came from Argyle, Aubrey, Braswell, Denton, Guyer, Krum, Lake Dallas, Liberty Christian, Pilot Point, Ponder, Ryan and Sanger high schools.
Denton Christian Preschool
School’s benefit garage sale is on Saturday
Denton Christian Preschool will host another garage sale this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1114 W. University Drive in the Erwin Gym.
Items for sale will include clothing, appliances, electronics, furniture, fitness equipment and toys.
All proceeds will go toward maintaining the nonprofit preschool’s low tuition costs, especially those for low-income families.