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Thomas Sumter Academy wins SCISA Science Fair

April 23, 2019

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Thomas Sumter Academy continues to lead the way in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) by winning the South Carolina Independent School Association Science Fair. TSA students competed against 133 students from 37 schools. TSA was represented by seven students in elementary, middle and high school categories. TSA freshman Jack Dennis won two awards for his innovative project on aquaponics. He was the overall winner for the Senior Division and the Senior Environmental Division. Tenth-grader Lizzie Silvester won first place in the Senior Behavior Division for her project on memorization. Additionally, ninth-grader Logan Scruggs won third place in the Senior Biological Division for her project on natural fertilizers. The TSA team was led by Mrs. Beverly Weatherford.

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