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Sarah Burkey stands with her Science Fair project “Developing A Urinalysis Immunoassay for Cortisol Detection Year 2” earlier this year. She won First Place at the virtual National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Arlington, Va.

CONYERS — Sarah Burkey, a senior at Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, is one of eight First Place winners in the 58th National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, the premier showcase for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) research by high school students.

Burkey won a $12,000 scholarship for her First Place Oral Presentation of “Developing A Urinalysis Immunoassay for Cortisol Detection Year 2.” She plans to attend the University of Georgia next year.

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I've worked in community newspapers for 30 years, including Editor of the Jackson Progress-Argus from 1993-1999. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016. Started as Senior Reporter at the Jackson Progress-Argus in December 2019.

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