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 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Five Tennessee high school students have been recognized at a University of Tennessee education conference for their outstanding science research projects.

 Leanne Jenkins, a Clinton High School senior, earned first place for her study titled “Life History and Population Ecology of the Black Kingsnake” at the annual Tennessee Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at UT-Knoxville.

 Dr. Phyllis Huff, a UT-Knoxville education professor who directed the event, said Jenkins will present her paper May 1-4 at the National Science and Humanities Symposium convention at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

 Jenkins’ expenses and the expenses of four runners-up will be paid to the convention.

 The runners-up are: Valerie McMillan, a senior at Waverly High School; Michael Vogeler, a junior at Northwest High School in Clarksville; Chetan Patil, a sophomore from Houston High School in Germantown and Jeff Kamykowski, a senior at Tullahoma High School.

 Huff said more than 100 teachers and students from 21 Tennessee school districts attended the state symposium. It was sponsored by UT-Knoxville, Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp., The Academy of Applied Science and the U.S. Army and Navy research offices.


 Contact: Dr. Phyllis Huff (423-974-3435)