BEVERLY HILLS, Mich., March 29, 2012 — Detroit Country Day School is pleased to announce 50 Upper School students and 50 Middle School students received awards in the 55th Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit (SEFMD). Detroit Country Day School Headmaster Glen Shilling made the announcement.
Of the 50 Upper School students recognized, senior Shirley Wu received the top “Grand” award for her project entitled, “A Study of the PIK3CA Mutant H1047R and Her2 Genes With and Without Inhibitors.” She now moves on to compete at the Michigan Science Fair on March 31 at Kettering University and at the International Science Fair May 13-18 in Pittsburgh. Additional Upper School awards included seven first place awards, eight second place awards, eight third place awards, 16 “outstanding” and 10 “excellent” awards.
Of the 50 Middle School award recipients, seventh-grader Benjamin Yared received the top “Grand” award for his project entitled, “How Does Color of Text Affect Recall?” Additional Middle School awards included four first place awards, four second place awards, six third place awards, 14 “outstanding” and 21 “excellent” awards.
The Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit, established in September of 1956, is a nonprofit organization established to give students in the tri-county area (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties) an opportunity to develop and exhibit science fair projects.
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Detroit Country Day School offers students from preschool through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student’s potential. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the fine and performing arts. Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1,500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, Michigan. For additional information, please visit www.dcds.edu.