Chamblee’s science success

Two Chamblee Charter High School students were due to be recognized by the DeKalb County Board of Education at its business meeting June 8 for their success at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Peter Bau won second prize of $1,500 in the animal sciences category, presented by Intel. His project was called “Utilizing Organic Substances to Suppress Beauveria bassiana in Bombyx mori Larvae.”

Zinan Zhang’s “Adenosine 2b Receptor: A Novel Therapeutic Target for Irritable Bowel Syndrome” finished fourth, worth $500, in the medicine and health sciences category, presented by the National Institutes of Health. Zhang won an additional $1,500 in a special award from the American Physiological Society for the best project in the physiological sciences.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.

Marist has banner year in sports

The Marist School had its most successful sports year ever in 2008-09 by winning nine state championships, topping the record of eight the school won in 1999-2000.

The school’s championships came in boys and girls cross country, boys and girls swimming, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls tennis, and softball.

“The Marist community applauds the hard work and dedication of our teams and coaches to accomplish this significant achievement,” the Rev. John Harhager, Marist’s president, wrote in a message June 1.

In addition to the state titles, the football and volleyball teams finished second in the state, and baseball made the semifinals. Boys basketball finished fifth, girls basketball sixth, wrestling seventh, and boys track ninth.

“Over the years, Marist athletics have played an essential role in ‘forming the whole person in the image of Christ’ on our campus,” Harhager wrote.