North Lamar Freshman Josh Fulton will represent North Lamar ISD at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the State ExxonMobil Science and Engineering Fair. Both spots were secured after placing first in Biological Science at the Kilgore Regional Science Fair on February 26.
Fulton’s project involved the Antimicrobial effect of venom from Hogna carolinensis, also known as the Carolina Wolf Spider, which is usually regarded as the largest wolf spider in North America. He will take his finding to the state meet on March 31-April 2 at the University of Texas at San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Then in May he will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, to join approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories who were awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for approximately $4 million in prizes. In addition to his studies, Fulton is currently working on a paper for possible publication over his research.
Also placing at the regional science fair is Kylie Jackson who received the second place Stockholm Award for her project called Nature’s Filter. Both Fulton and Jackson are students in Teresa Bussell’s Pre-AP Biology class.