FCSD celebrates National DNA Day

FCHS Science Chair Chanda Jefferson, second from left, with FCHS students Krishayla Boyd, Cherisse Trapp and Breyonna Edmunds

Sanjana Sathish Kumari, student at Fairfield Magnet School, with her mother

WINNSBORO  –The Fairfield Central High School (FCHS) Science Team partnered with the National Institute of Health and National Human Genome Research Institute to host a DNA Day Celebration. Last week’s celebration highlighted that the study of genomics is all about kindness, acceptance, unity, and family.

Hundreds of faculty, staff, students, and families from Fairfield County and surrounding districts participated in hands-on science activities and games. At the end of the night they viewed the movie Wonder to promote a message of choosing kindness instead of bullying.

“We raised awareness about advances in science, but more importantly we spread a positive message about compassion and embracing others differences,” said Chanda Jefferson, Science Department Chair and event organizer. “I think it is important that we continue to celebrate the discovery of DNA in South Carolina because it can be used as a model of unity for all South Carolinians. Regardless of skin color, race, sex, and socioeconomic status, genetically we are all human beings, 99.9% identical.”

FCHS student GeNyya Johnson, FCHS Business Teacher Stephanie Vincent, FCHS Principal Tracie Swilley, and FCHS student Bria Jackson help students create DNA crafts

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