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The Magoffin County School Board honored the above students at their April 21 meeting, held at South Magoffin Elementary. Those honored were (L to R):

Ashton Long, a Junior at Magoffin County High School, was recognized for winning 1st place, the Regional Grand Award, ISEF Award and Overall Regional Fair Winner at the 2022 East Kentucky Regional Science and Engineering Fair for her work in analyzing and predicting genetic mutations in types of colorectal and pancreatic cancer. She has worked with Engineers from the U.S. Army Lab and a Researcher at the University of Florida in the development of a new algorithm, that is the first of its kind in developing mutated codons. Ashton is the daughter of Michael and Sebrina Long.

Tiffany Hoskins, a 6th grade student at Salyersville Grade School, was recognized for excellence in leadership, communications and broadcasting, and serving as a page for KY State Representative John Blanton. She has recently had the opportunity to interview U.S. Senator, Rand Paul, Magoffin County Schools Superintendent, Chris Meadows, and currently hosts her own weekly radio show on WLFC. Tiffany is the daughter of Robbie and Molly Hoskins.

Emma Rowe, a 5th grade student at Salyersville Grade School, was recognized for attaining 1st place in the Eastern Kentucky Regional Science Fair. She was also able to compete at the state level in the areas of cellular and molecular biology. Emma is the daughter of Thomas and Krista Rowe.

Andrew Ryan Hall, a 5th grade student at North Magoffin Elementary, was recognized by the Magoffin County Retired Teacher’s Association for winning their essay contest about the best grandparent. He also is the first student in Magoffin County Schools to win the district competition.

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