MADISON — On August 14th, Noah White and Brittany Clay, 2015 graduates of Scott High School, presented their 2015 HSTA Science Symposium Project before various employees of Boone County Schools.
Also in attendance were Deena Ellison from APPI, Anduwyn Williams from WV Free, and Dr. Cathy Morton-McSwain from WVU.
Their project, titled Comprehensive Sexual Education, did so well at the Symposium that an abstract of their project was submitted to the American Public Health Association.
Their abstract was selected from a large number of excellent submittals and was judged to be of high quality and interest. It was accepted for an oral presentation at their 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition, which will take place Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, 2015, in Chicago.
This project is being continued by Scott HS HSTA students, Jessica Miller, Brooke Phillips and Dakoda Bias. These students plan on further educating fellow students on Teen Pregnancy, STD’s, etc. as well as the financial difficulties facing all individuals due to unplanned teen pregnancies.
The students are concerned over the large number of unplanned teen pregnancies and would like to see high school students better educated.