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East Union Middle student wins People's Choice STEM award

Peyton Thomas, second from the left, a student at East Union Middle School, wins the People’s Choice STEM Award.

Peyton Thomas, a student at East Union Middle School, recently won the People’s Choice STEM Award given to individuals who exhibit excellence in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The award, potentially given to individuals in the WTVI's 13-county viewing area, recognizes sixth through 12th-grade students and teachers.

Peyton's project, “A Glimpse of the Human Heart,” is a working model of the human heart including the blood flow to the body, back from the body to the heart, to the lungs and from the lungs back to the heart.

The 13-county viewing area voted for their favorite project. Peyton won the People's Choice Award with more than 1,000 votes.

Peyton was recognized on May 22 at CPCC’s central campus. The ceremony was broadcast on PBS Charlotte on May 23, 2014.

For more info, please go to the PBS Charlotte link, which has info on the awards ceremony that took place.

Written by: Mandy Stegall
Posted: Jun 02, 2014 by Mandy Stegall

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