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In High School, Nguyen Discovered New Species

Connestee Falls scholarship recipient and 2019 Brevard High School graduate John Nguyen participated in his first science fair when he was in fourth grade. At the time he was still living in Riverdale, Ga, where he was born. His project involved studying erosion by testing how different kinds of rocks would break after they were placed in water and frozen. He finished in first place at the school level, but only third at the county level. Determined to do better, in fifth grade he conducted experiments to determine which acidic fruits are most efficient at conducting electricity; lemons won, and so did John, taking first place at the county level. He has followed his passion for science ever

Bentley Heads Imaging At Pardee Hospital

Bill Bentley assumed that he would follow in his father's footsteps and go to work at Ecusta. Thus, when he completed Brevard College with an associate's degree in science, he enrolled in North Carolina State University to major in forestry with a specialty in wood paper pulp management. Now, however, this Brevard native with long roots in the community is the assistant director of imaging at Pardee Hospital. Bentley received a Connestee Fallsscholarship in 1996 when he graduated from Brevard High School. Having taken classes at Brevard College during his senior year at Brevard High, he continued at the college and then went to North Carolina State. However, while indulging his love of the o

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