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Tahi Wiggins Places 2nd in the Nation

Congratulations Tahi
Posted on 05/17/2019
Tahi Wiggins with State Officials

In April, Chesapeake Bay Governor's School senior Tahi Wiggins placed second in the nation at the 57th National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico, sponsored by the Department of Defense research arm and the National Science Teacher's Association.  This award was in the Life Sciences category, also earning an $8,000 scholarship, for her research: The Eelgrass Microbiome: A Study of Microbial Development in Restored Zostera marina. Tahi placed 2nd in the regional Virginia JSHS in March, earning her the trip to nationals. 
In the photo, the DOD officials with her are Mr. Michael Holthe (Director for Lethality Portfolio in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Research and Technology), Dr. Craig Hoffman (Superintendent for the Optical Sciences Division of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory), and Mr. Matthew Fetrow (Director of the Technology Engagement Office at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, NM)
Tahi was one of the big winners  at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science competition held this year at ODU. In addition to a first place award, she earned a $5,000 scholarship.