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Photo feature: Applied science

Cathedral High School eleventh-grade student Deja Harris, left, and Trinity Episcopal School 12th-grade student Alex Patel measure chemicals during the chemistry challenge section of the Science Olympiad at Copiah-Lincoln Community College Saturday. The competition brought together hundreds of high school students from around Mississippi to perform various science related activities. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Cathedral High School eleventh-grade student Deja Harris, left, and Trinity Episcopal School 12th-grade student Alex Patel measure chemicals during the chemistry challenge section of the Science Olympiad at Copiah-Lincoln Community College Saturday. The competition brought together hundreds of high school students from around Mississippi to perform various science related activities. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

 

Tanner Stampley, eighth-grade student on the West Marion High School team, fills a bucket full of sand while measuring how much weight his team’s bridge can sustain before breaking during the bridge build challenge. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Tanner Stampley, eighth-grade student on the West Marion High School team, fills a bucket full of sand while measuring how much weight his team’s bridge can sustain before breaking during the bridge build challenge. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)