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Argonauts Selected

Heidi Bee and Carter Lipscomb, juniors at Doddridge County High School, have been selected to represent DCHS as 2020 JASON Argonauts.  The Argonaut program sends students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to study with leading scientists across the United States and the world.  This November, Carter will be attending the Design Thinking, Innovation and Entrepreneurship expedition in Silicon Valley in California.  There, he will apply newly gained innovation, design thinking and entrepreneurship skills to imagine and pitch commercially viable solutions to urgent, important problems.  Heidi will be attending the Forensic Science and Public Health expedition in Washington, D.C. in September.  Heidi will learn the science behind crime scene investigations: both in the laboratory and as a behavioral psychologist.  The two future Argonauts are excited about beginning their journeys.  The two first learned about the Argonaut program after Hannah Heaster returned from the Malaysian Rainforest when they were freshman.

Heidi has always been interested in psychology and behavior.  She plans to minor in psychology in college.  She is excited to begin her expedition: “I will be learning about investigations and touring DC from a forensic science perspective. It is the behavior aspect that I am most interested in.”  Carter feels that he has been preparing for this trip since his freshman year: “My first year of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) that is where it all started.  I fell in love with business as a whole.  I know that after I graduate from college I want to be a business teacher.”  

Doddridge County Schools will also be sending faculty chaperones on the trips.  Walter Sias, Doddridge County Middle School 7th grade Math teacher will be going to Washington D.C. and Grady Lamb, DCHS Physics and Chemistry teacher will be accompanying Carter.

JASON Learning expeditions are possible due to the passage of the School Excess Levy by the citizens of Doddridge County.

Superintendent Adam Cheeseman stated that JASON Learning will be getting two excellent representatives of Doddridge County High School.  “I know that Heidi and Carter will have very successful trips.  They are both extremely active in the life of the school and contribute through many extra-curricular activities, National Honor Society and student government.  JASON Learning will be receiving two of our best and brightest.”

Submitted by Karlotta Hawkins