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Julie Beckwith

Three Altamont students, Amrita Lakhanpal, Archana Yarlagadda and Isla Steinman, received awards at the 2017 Central Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CARSEF) held on the campus of the University of Alabama Birmingham, March 4, 2017. Lakhanpal and Steinman will advance to compete at the State Fair in Huntsville, Alabama. Congratulations!

Math and Computer Science, 1st Place
Amrita Lakhanpal, 10th Grade
Project Title: "Meta‐Analysis of Microarray Profiling Data to Investigate the Effect of Chemotherapeutic on Gene Expression in Cancer Cells"

Medicine and Health, Honorable Mention
Archana Yarlagadda, 11th Grade
Project Title:"Effect of Progressive Resistance Exercise Training"

Biology, 3rd Place
Isadola Steinman, 7th Grade
Project Title: "Phinding Phages: Searching for Viruses in the Environment"

Altamont's Science Olympiad Team competed in the Science Olympiad Competition in Huntsville, Alabama, March 4, 2017. The team placed seventh overall and received seven medals. Ten middle school students were part of Altamont's team, and they competed in 19 events. Because of conflicts, some team members were not able to attend; therefore, many of the students competed in events that they had not prepared for and performed exceptionally well.

Congratulations to team members: Jeff McLane, Liam Banks (1st place medal Wind Power), Harrison Coleman, Ben Moose (1st place Ecology, 3rd place Microbe Mission, 3rd place Meteorology), Tyler Walley, Carlisle Wilson (3rd place Microbe Mission), Aly Pabani (1st place Fast Facts, 3rd place Road Scholar), Juliet Cabraja (1st place Ecology, 3rd place Meteorology), Jonathan Sanders (1st place Crime Busters, 1st place Fast Facts, 3rd place Road Scholar), Austin Lyall (1st place Crime Busters).

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