Whitlock and Bells receive Muller Awards

BLYTHEWOOD – Muller Road Middle students Jessica Whitlock and Luther Bells have been named winners of the 2019 Catherine McCuen Muller and George Frederick Muller Awards.

These annual awards are presented by the Muller family to honor students who exemplify the characteristics that are modeled by the legacy of their parents, George and Catherine Muller.  Students receiving these awards are a “boy and girl who are best suited by exemplary character, academic achievement, physical fitness, appreciation for the arts and concern for others, as citizens and leaders looking to the future and making the world a better place for all.”

Whitlock and Bells both received awards for their presentations at the University of South Carolina’s annual Region II Science and Engineering Fair in March.  Whitlock won an Honorable Mention for Chemistry for her drug solubility project and Bells won the Grand Award – Junior Division for his leopard gecko project, which allowed him to apply to present his project at the 2019 Broadcom MASTERS national middle school science competition in Washington DC – only ten percent of science fair projects nationwide are selected for this opportunity.

Additionally, Whitlock played volleyball for Muller Road, was named a SC Junior Scholar and earned all As in eighth grade. Bells played soccer and football, sang in the Mustang Chorus and was named an Outstanding Spanish student for 8th grade.