Published on April 23, 2012  

Students in Samford's Classics, Geography and Biological and Environmental Sciences departments took top honors at Samford's 2012 Earth Day celebration April 19.

The "Best Overall" award went to Classics Department students Andrew Bennett, Camellia Bryant, Aaron Carr, Connor Davis, Nicole Huie, Mary Kathryn Jorgensen, Andrew McIntosh, Choi Vo, Josh Waddell and John Wilson for their "Romans and Water" exhibit.

The "Most Creative" award went to Biology 111 students Emmanuel Antwine, Aaron Connor, Michael Enger, Brian Jackson, Nichol Welty for their "Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico" exhibit.

The "Best Visuals" award went to Biology 203 students Matt Gilmer, Josh Kendrick, Colin Maurer and Taylor Williams for the exhibit titled "Water and Oil Don’t Mix: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill".

The "Best Use of Theme" award went to Geography 150 students Leah Clements, Rachel Freeny, Lauren Goodman, Hayley Hughes and Jenae Steele for their "Water Games" exhibit.

The "Most Interactive" award went to Geography 150 students Robbie Crawford, Tim Foote, Kayla Marx, Emily McCoun, Matt Parker and Sam Shaughnessy for their "Dams in Alabama" exhibit.

The "Most Informative" award went to Biology 107 students Marquis Bell-Ard, Kelsey Boone, Haley Davis, Marcos Duarte, Kevin Zheng for their "Water and You" exhibit.
 
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