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GCHS video chosen as national contest finalist

In November, Biology students were given the challenge of creating a 3-minute video on the topic of genetic mutations for the Biogen Spark Foundation Video Contest. The Biogen Corporation is involved in the development of ground- breaking medicinal research. One of the foundation’s goals is to spark a passion for science and discovery through hands-on science learning.

A video made by Gates County High School students, from left, Meagan Atkins, Emily Greene, and Camryn Byrum, has been selected as a finalist in a contest sponsored by the Biogen Spark Foundation.

Middle schools and high schools from North Carolina and Massachusetts were eligible to compete in the video contest. Gates County High School announces that one of its videos was selected for the final round.

GCHS students Meagan Atkins, Camryn Byrum, and Erin Greene produced Mutation Station! This video will be posted online for public voting throughout the month of March. Individuals can vote once per day. The video that receives the most votes will be declared the winner. Winning students will receive a GoPro video camera and $10,000 for their high school.

Links for voting will be posted on the Gates County Schools and Gates County local government websites