Berkmar High School students Jose Garcia, Adam Hassan, and Calvin Tran earned first place in the 2020 Gwinnett Game Jam. The contest, sponsored by State Farm IT, required contestants to design a video game, creating concept art, conducting research into who would play their game and why, as well as making revenue projections for their game. Quinci Saunders, Julissa Morales-Santos, and Jimmy Lin, who also attend Berkmar High, placed second, followed by a third-place team from Paul Duke STEM High School comprised of students Dylan Rayfield, Connor Baltich, and Richard Lee. The first-place team won $300, second place received $225 and the third-place team was awarded $150.
Samantha Gentry of Palmetto was one of more than 1,100 candidates for graduation at West Kentucky Community and Technical College for the 2020 Spring semester.
Twenty students from Chamblee Charter High School qualified for and competed at the State National History Competition: Second Place Senior Group Exhibit to David Welsh, Eric Xu and Jake Potthoff for Time is Money: How the Transcontinental Railroad Modernized America; First Place Senior Group Performance, Outstanding Use of the New Georgia Encyclopedia, Outstanding Use of Digital Library of Georgia Resources to Brandon Leonard, Jayden Jones, Layla Burrell and Gabrielle King for Dividing a “City Too Busy to Hate”: Atlanta’s Own “Berlin Wall”; First Place Individual Website, Outstanding Entry in Military History, Outstanding Entry in Economic History to Emily Sharpe for The Daredevils of the Sky: Paving the Way for Women Workers; First Place Individual Website to Gabriel Lerner-Sperow for The Abandonment of Bacteriophage Therapy in Western Medicine; Third Place Senior Group Exhibit to Navya Narula and Sanchit Sehgal for Kalpana Chawla: Breaking Barriers Beyond the Skies; Honorable Mention to Keerthana Kumar for False Memory: The Rape of Nanking; Excellence in a Project on Maritime History to Alison Myers-Beck, Faria Chowdhury and Kayla Gurbaxani for Anne Bonny The Project; Honorable Mention to Fiona Lamkin for Fred Rogers: Everyone’s Neighbor; Other honors: Regan Drummond for Cochlear Implant: Impact in the deaf community; Martin Gerstle for The History and Morality of Columbus Day; Savannah Russell for Katherine Johnson: Breaking Down Barriers During the Space Race & How Her Accomplishments Still Impact Women Today;
Zahavi Areeb for Apollo Space Program: Breaking Barriers.
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