Long Trail students win awards

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DORSET — Long Trail School junior Langston Quail and seniors Zachary Lee and Hope Soucy were awarded gold medals as top students at this year's Vermont Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Fair at Norwich University on March 30. These three students presented their research on the influence of stream velocity and habitat (upstream and downstream side of river rocks) on macroinvertebrate taxa from the Mettowee River. They were also recognized as state finalists for the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and were presented with the prestigious Air Force Science Fair Award.

The VSTEM event included over 140 participants from 20 schools throughout the state. Led by science department chair Scott Worland and joined by additional researcher Arthur Langford '20, the team also presented their research at the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Symposium at St. Michael's College on April 2. The EPSCoR Student Research Symposium was attended by over 100 high school, undergraduate, and graduate students and their instructors to recognize year-long projects pertaining to the health of the Lake Champlain basin. This work was made possible by a grant through the Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) and the National Science Foundation.

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