Luke Naddy and Elizabeth Yancey, seniors at Model High School, are two of the 45 students selected from across Georgia to present at the 2022 Georgia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (GJSHS) held at the University of Georgia. GJSHS provides high school students the opportunity to present results of their original scientific, engineering, or mathematical research before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers and to compete for military-sponsored scholarships and other awards. The primary aims of JSHS are to promote original research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level and publicly recognize students for outstanding achievement. Successful students at the state level advance to the National JSHS and compete for significant military-sponsored scholarships and other awards. Nationally, over 12,000 talented high school students participate in JSHS, presenting the results of their scientific, engineering, or mathematics research.

Luke and Elizabeth will present the research they completed as part of the AP Capstone program at Model High School. Luke’s project, Impact of Fatigue on the Reactive Agility of High School Football Players, was submitted in the Medicine & Health category. Elizabeth’s project, Impact of Limited Menstruation Education, was submitted in the Behavioral Science category. The AP Capstone is an advanced academic program that encourages students to learn and apply research and communication skills. Floyd County Schools implemented the AP Capstone Program beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. 

JSHS aims to encourage continued interest and participation in the sciences and ultimately widen the pool of trained scientific and engineering talent prepared to conduct research and development vital to our nation. It is sponsored by the United States Department of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The National Science Teachers Association, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, administers the National JSHS Program in cooperation with universities or other educational institutions. 

Georgian Junior Science and Humanities Symposium website

2022 GJSHS Presenters and Observers