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High school students from Rutherford County, N.C., are reporting that a unique week of their summer vacation that has given them new insight into the practical application of scientific principles. Through a grant from the Stonecutter Foundation (Spindale, N.C.), a dozen area teens participated in the third annual Science Academy, a program designed to offer enrichment in the subject of science and help students solidify skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). "The goal of the Science Academy is to provide a rich, practical experience in science with exposure to science related careers,” offered Jay Zimmer, biology instructor at Gardner-Webb.

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Gardner-Webb University


Boiling Springs


Chase High School, Cohesion Phenomics, Cole Powell, East Rutherford High School, Gabriella Day, Jay Zimmer, Katelyn Sears, Nick Longerbeam, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, Rutherford Hospital, Science Academy, Stonecutter Foundation, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy

Rutherford County High School Students Participate in Third Annual Science Academy at GWU