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Dunbar senior Rachel Seevers gets Grand Award in 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering fair

Rachel Seevers, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, is one of four Grand Award Winners in the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public. She is Kentucky’s first-ever top winner in this prestigious competition. Rachel received one of the two Intel Foundation $50,000 scholarships and Young Scientist Awards for designing,...

Dunbar senior Rachel Seevers places eighth in prestigious national science competition

Rachel Seevers of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School finished in the Top 10 of the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Rachel Seevers She placed eighth and received a $60,000 award for her project developing a virtual winglet, which works by ejecting high-speed air at the leading edge of the underside of...

Dunbar High School MSTC student one of 40 finalists for nation’s oldest science and math competition

Rachel Seevers of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is among 40 finalists in the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. She was selected based on the originality and creativity of her scientific research, as well as her achievement and leadership inside and outside the classroom. “I created a new airplane...

Beaumont Middle sixth-graders connect to apartheid through emotional walkabout tour

Rachel Seevers and Dharani Ramaiah created a two-sided dress to illustrate the contrast between powerful whites and struggling blacks under apartheid. (Photo from FCPS)   By Tammy Lane Special to KyForward   Powerful depictions of racial segregation, poverty and divisiveness marked the South Africa apartheid displays set up by sixth-graders at Beaumont Middle School, where social studies...

Beaumont Middle sixth-graders connect to apartheid through emotional walkabout tour

Rachel Seevers and Dharani Ramaiah created a two-sided dress to illustrate the contrast between powerful whites and struggling blacks in apartheid. (Photo from FCPS)   By Tammy Lane Special to KyForward   Powerful depictions of racial segregation, poverty and divisiveness marked the South Africa apartheid displays set up by sixth-graders at Beaumont Middle School, where social studies teacher...