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Bahrain MHS student wins award at National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Bahrain | May 1, 2014

Garrett Davidson, a senior at Bahrain Middle High School, recently took home honors in the 52nd National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Washington D.C. 

Davidson was awarded 3rd place in the Mathematics and Computer Science category for his research project entitled, “Can Mathematics Predict Popular Music?” For his notable performance, he received a scholarship of $4,000 to go along with the $2,000 scholarship and $250 cash he was awarded at the Europe Regional JSHS. 

“I am very proud of my accomplishment within the competition,” Davidson said. “I believe that the JSHS competition is an incredible opportunity for anyone who is able to attend. Between the experiences of doing one’s own research, meeting so many great people, and networking opportunities provided by the military, JSHS is truly an incredible and unique event that should not be missed.” 

The National JSHS brought together 230 high school students who qualify for attendance by submitting and presenting original scientific research papers in regional symposia held at universities nationwide. Five student winners from the European JSHS Regional represented JSHS Europe and presented original research. 

“JSHS Nationals is a great experience for our DoDDS-E students,” said DoDDS-Europe JSHS project director Brian Zimmer. “The exchange of ideas with other students and the interaction with professionals in STEM fields is a wonderful opportunity. These opportunities help make the DoDDS-E JSHS program grow to provide the best possible regional program. Garrett’s award puts him with a very prestigious group of students and will very likely help open some doors of opportunity. I know he was able to start networking about possible internships while at Nationals for this summer. The award scholarship is a nice benefit too.” 

The JSHS program promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement. JSHS is a tri-service supported project. It is sponsored and actively supported by the Academy of Applied Sciences, the US Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and matching funding is provided by DoDDS-Europe. 

More information about the JSHS can be found at

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