What a night October 31 was at Greene Valley School as it hosted the First Annual Outstanding Scientist Awards Night! Five of the top scientists in history were present. Albert Einstein, in a nutshell, shared his theory of relativity; Linda Brown Buck confided that she had never dreamed of becoming a scientist until her father, an engineer, introduced her to power tools; Alexander Graham Bell was very proud that he had been the third person to win the prestigious Volta Prize which had originated with none other than Napoleon Bonaparte himself; Chien-Shiung Wu began her scientific pursuits, which included working on the Manhattan Project, in China but became an American scientist; and last but not least, Edward Teller wowed the audience with his accomplishments explaining that he also worked on the Manhattan Project as well as predicting the Jahn-Teller effect and developing the theory of shock-wave propagation.
The evening concluded with the audience choosing Alexander Graham Bell to receive the Outstanding Scientist Award. Bell was ecstatic as he accepted a million dollars (candy bar LOL), some rather counterfeit-looking change, and a variety of candies to be shared with his fellow scientists.
By Trudy Smith, Greene Valley SDA School Principal
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