On March 9th, 7th grader James H. won First Place in the Medicine and Health Sciences
category at the 36th Annual Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair with his
project, “Are Fingerprints Hereditary? A Multi-Generational Analysis of Six

There were over 400 projects at the fair, representing 41 schools in 14
counties. James enjoyed chatting with the many judges and other interested
fair attendees during the day-long event. His first place finish includes an
award of $100 for classroom use by his science teacher, Kris Chain. With
this first-place result, James is now also entered into the prestigious
Broadcom Masters national science fair and week-long program. Good luck,