Pictured above is William Michael Brown Jr.’s science fair board. Brown’s science fair project will be competing on a national level later this summer. Brown is a ninth grader at Kemper County High School.
Pictured above is William Michael Brown Jr.’s science fair board. Brown’s science fair project will be competing on a national level later this summer. Brown is a ninth grader at Kemper County High School.
From school reports



William Michael Brown, Jr., a ninth grader at Kemper County High School, continues to be recognized for his participation and achievements in science fairs since the fifth grade.

 Recently, Brown has been nationally nominated for the 2020 Broadcom Masters because of his middle school science project, which powers a light bulb from bleach and distilled water.

"We are so proud of him," said his grandmother, Pastor Annie Brown. "Over the years, he has won many science fair competitions on the district level and experienced many opportunities to compete on the state level. Last year, his eight grade Science teacher, Ms. Jakulla, was phenomenal at challenging love for science."  

Brown's project placed second place at Kemper County Middle School.  This allowed him to advance to the state level competition, which he placed in the top 20 and is nationally named a 2020 Rising Star in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 

"William is simply amazing," said Hilute Hudson, superintendent of the Kemper County School District. "He has a strong support system both at school and at home.



“This young man always impresses us with his ingenuity and execution of his science projects, from a tornado in a bottle to making permanent markers.  We all wish William the best on this competition but there is no doubt in my mind that he will make a strong contribution to science in the future." 

Brown is the first student in recent memory from the Kemper County School District to advance to this national competition in science. The winners of the Broadcom Masters are scheduled to be announced in September.