Honors Biochemistry Students Recognized in Small World Initiative Contest

Walker's student presenting

Last November, students in Honors Biochemistry participated in a challenge from the Small World Initiative in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Students were asked to “Do Something” to raise awareness about antibiotic usage and the worldwide antibiotic resistance crisis.

The winners for the #DoSomething About Antibiotics Challenge have been announced. It was a very close competition, and two of the entries from The Ethel Walker School really stood out and received honorable mentions from The Small World Initiative:

Hannah Schweitzer ’18 received an honorable mention for “Best Original Song,” and she was a close contender for the NIH Award. The judges were impressed by her original music and lyrics and the fact that she both performed the song in front of her peers and posted it on YouTube for the world to see.

The team comprised of Calista Duggan ’18, Laurel Gaddis ’18 and Eliza Wetmore ’18 received an honorable mention for “Most Interactive Presentation” for their work teaching our middle school students about antibiotic usage and resistance.

Congratulations to Hannah, Calista, Laurel and Eliza!