GCS Student Wins State Science Fair Honor

Editor’s Note: Marcus Williams is pictured at the state science fair, where he earned one of 15 “exemplary awards.”
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For Immediate Release: April 21, 2017

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GCS Student Wins State Science Fair Honor
Millis Road 5th-grade student Marcus Williams earns an Exemplary Award

Greensboro, N.C. – A GCS student’s science project is getting statewide honors.

Marcus Williams, a fifth-grade student at Millis Road Elementary, received an “exemplary award” at the state science fair, the top honor for elementary students, for his project “Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Device Battlebot.” The award comes with a plaque and $75.

Williams advanced to the state competition after placing first at the Region 5 Science Fair.

“I am proud to say Marcus has done a science fair project every year since kindergarten,” says his mom Shawn Williams. “Back when Marcus first turned in his project proposal, Mrs. Linda Daniels, his 5th grade science teacher, was the one who encouraged his idea and said she thought it was a winning idea.”

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