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Alison Schielie

List of Fall Senior Projects at Statesboro High

Allen, Sirial
Prevention of Alcoholism
Alston, Claire
Teenage Pregnancy and Me
Alston, Eric
The Effects of Leukemia
Alston, Shantal
Suicide among teenagers
Anderson, Amanda
Seat belt safety
Apfel, Shawn
The effects of outsourcing
Avera, Mallory
Emotional effects of nursing homes on the elderly
Baker, Maurice
Homelessness in Bulloch County
Black, Curtis
The mental and emotional effects of war
Boney, Di'eayyah
The Effects of Poverty on School Children
Bower, Antonio
Doping in sports
Brannen, Clinton
Refurbishing an antique tractor
Bretti, Lauren
Teen pregnancy
Brown, Tyler
Becoming a Pastry Chef
Brunson, Kate
The effect of the recession on charities
Butler, Stepheni
Differences of Organic and Non-organic Foods
Butler, Ti'ra
Teenage Abstinence
Campbell, Japonica
Body Image and the Media
Carter, Autumn
Native American ancestry
Castellano, Brianna
Multiple sclerosis
Childers, Jomal
The Effects of Cartoons on Children
Coffey, Sam
Homelessness and Habitat for Humanity
Collins, Daointe
Africa's hunger crisis
Deal, Kristin
The Pros and Cons of Open Adoption
DeLoach, Christalyn
HIV in African-American women
DeLoach, Jessica
Date Rape
Douglas, Simone
Child Discipline
Driggers, Bailey
Animal Testing
Drummer, Da'mon
Gang violence
Edwards, Amanda
Supporting our soldiers in the Iraqi war
Fowler, Andrea
Self-Mutilation: Its Effects and Causes
Freeman, Darrien
Effects of Cell phones in Schools
Garcia, Ana
Illegal Immigration
Gary, Jonathon
The Benefits of Learning to Read at an Early Age
Gay, Heather
The Benefits of Genetic Engineering
Goodwin, Julissa
Teen Obesity
Graham, Jake
Biodiesel Fuels

Grant, Shabiante
Recycling and conservation of natural resources
Hamilton, Myneka
The physical effects of AIDS
Hart, Ashley
Christianity in the USA
Hatem, Brittnie
The Reality of Reality TV
Hendrick, Danielle
The Effects and Treatments of Breast Cancer
Hendrix, Megan
Nursing shortage in America
Hice, Erin
Child Sexual Abuse
Hicks, James
The mental effects of prison
Hilton, Anthony
Health Care
Hilton, Ashley
The effects of depression on teen suicide
Holloway, Jaylen
The Positive Use of Music in the Classroom
Holloway, Justin
Animal cruelty
Horne, Matthew
The psychological effect of heavy metal music
Howard, Camille
Howard, Shoniqwua
Participation in Gang Violence
Humphries, Ladresha
Causes and effects of teen suicide
Hunter, Sabrina
Extra-Curricular Activities
Hutcheson, Sasha
Healthy Foods for the Elderly
Jackson, Janee'
School discipline and corporal punishment
Jacobs, Dillon
Basic Army careers and benefits
James, Brandon
The effects of overpopulation
Johnson, Candia
Eating Disorders
Johnson, LaVonda
Teen Pregnancy and Its Effect on Other Teens
Johnson, YaShondria
The Way the Media Affects Teenage Self-Esteem
Jordan, Nicholas
Hip-hop and Its Effect on Young Black America
Lawton, Immanuel
How One Shot Can Cause a Nation's Gun Crisis
Lee, Bridget
Home landscaping design
Lesh, John
Hunger in America
Lewis, Hikka
Teenage Pregnancy
Li Jiang, Huai
Chinese Facts and Foods
Lipsey, Lauren
Teenage Pregnancy
Lundy, Lamar
Water pollution
McCullough, Arneshia
Teenage drunk driving
Mathis, Donald
Mathis, Rasheeka
Child abuse
Mikell, Travis
Technology's Effect on Education
Mincey, Craig
The Handicapped
Minick, Clifford
The Effects of ADHD
Mizell, Abbie
Cheerleading injuries
Mosley, Kayla
Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Nesbitt, Marcus
Newman, Zachary
Censorship: The Banning of Books in Schools
Nickles, Patrick
Forest and wildfires
Oakes, Laura
Community Service and High School Teenagers
Odum, Devon
Alcohol use
Oglesby, Christopher
Recycling is being greener
Oglesby, Talease
How African American Are Portrayed by their Hairstyles
Parrish, Alvin
Domestic terrorism
Patel, Bhavin
The benefits of solar power
Perkins, Keyonni
Food and nutrition
Phillips, Lauren
How Breast and Lung Cancer Affect People
Poole, Bradford
How the Use of Technology Benefits Education
Quiterio-Dajui, Erik
The Difficulties that Hispanics Have When Applying for College
Raymond, Terry
The effect of poverty on children
Rempel, Robert
Renewable resources replacing fossil fuels
Rhett, Nakia
Teenage Pregnancy
Roark, Cody
The Process for Publishing a Manuscript
Roberts, Takeisha
Child Abuse
Robins, Shekereia
Media and Its Negative Effect on Teenagers
Robinson, Uniquia
Early childhood development
Roesel, Michael
Genetically Modified Foods
Rogers, Terion
Battered women syndrome
Rohrer, C. C.
Current awareness of organ donation
Rushing, Lindsey
Does Music Affect Mood and Creativity?
Schaffhauser, Rebekah
Violence in Schools
Schielie, Allison
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Shadrick, Sarah
Drunk driving
Shaw, Dylan
Video Game industry and careers
Shroff, Meredith
Special Olympics
Smith, Brandon
Healthy Options for Teens
Smoak, Jared
The Effects of Animal Testing
Stephens, Christian
Gun Control
Stimage, Lamar
Child sexual abuse
Sye, Bessie
The educational crisis in the Ukraine
Tatum, Casey
Animal shelters
Taylor, Tanequa
Food and nutrition
Thomas, Marquis
Retirement homes
Walker, Devonte
Trans-racial Adoptions
Walker, Octavious
High school football
Wallace, Cortney
Racial Profiling
Watkins, Abby
The Effects of Divorce on Children
White, Wendi
How Hollywood and Media Portray a Certain Unreasonable Body Image
Williams, Janiesha
Teen Bullying
Williams, LaKeshia
Teenage Sexual Abstinence
Williams, Marcellus
Teenage Suicide
Williams, Steve
Domestic Violence
Wooden, Alex
Underage drinking
Youmans, Shanae
Eating Disorders

Alison Schielie

      Allison Schielie is a senior at Statesboro High School who has been at the school for all four years. Her parents are Ron and Regina Schielie.
      Ron works for State Farm Insurance and Regina works at Wynn Army Hospital. She has a 15-year-old brother Aaron
Schielie's senior project was a study of "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder." It came about from her experience while she was working at Splash-in-the-Boro as a lifeguard.
      Here is her description of what happened:
      "I was working one day at the competition pool when I saw a boy go in off the diving board and immediately appeared to be in trouble. Before any of the lifeguards stationed around the pool could react, another boy jumped in from the other side of the pool, to help the first boy who was his friend.
      Unfortunately for everyone involved, it quickly became obvious that neither could swim. A male lifeguard jumped in after the first boy, whom he brought to the surface, reviving him almost immediately. I dove in after the other, and I found him lying on the bottom of the pool, near death.
      I immediately scooped him up, and headed for the surface. As soon as I came to the surface, a number of the other lifeguards grabbed him and began smacking him on the back, which made him cough up all the water he had swallowed.
      I climbed out of the pool, and stood to the side, where staff began making sure I was all right. The truth was, I wasn't. I had never seen anyone so close to death, and I was shaken. I started crying, and for a good 10n minutes couldn't stop.
      As I was at the end of my shift, I was allowed to go home. I immediately called both my mom and dad when I got home. Whereas they were concerned about my health, I assured that, at least physically I was OK. I didn't want to go back, but knew that I must face my fears.
      My mom works at the Army Hospital, and when she got home and talked to me, she immediately recognized the symptoms of ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.'
      My co-workers took good care of me for the next few days, as they could see I was quite shaken. My mom and I went to our church, First Baptist in Statesboro, where we quietly prayed about what I had seen and how I felt. Little by little, the moments when I could see nothing but that boys eyes bulging out of his head and see his cold stiff body came to me less and less.
      Now, after much reflection, I can see that I have much more confidence in myself because of this experience. Not only do I look forward to serving as a lifeguard again, I have decided that I want to become a doctor, as this will allow me many more opportunities to save peoples lives. I want nothing more right now that to spend my life helping to end how other people hurt."

Bessie Sye

      Bessie Sye is a senior at Statesboro High School and has been at the school for all four years. Her parents are Tom and Patsy Sye. Tom is a teacher at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School, and Patsy works at Lee, Hill, and Johnson Insurance Company. She has an older sister, Patti, who is a graduate student at Georgia Southern University.
      Sye’s subject for her project was “The Educational Crisis in the Ukraine.” She said her project was inspired because of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church’s missionary efforts in the Ukraine, an independent nation formerly part of the Soviet Union. Her church has been working for years with Donetsk Ministries International (DMI), which is based in Donetsk.
      The city in eastern Ukraine on the Kalmius River is the unofficial capital and largest city of the economic and cultural Donets Basin region. Sye’s great uncle, Pat McCoy leads missionary trips over to Donetsk regularly, and she had heard from him about how bad things were there. The church supports teams of doctors who go over with “Goodie Bags” full of health care items.
      Therefore, Sye e decided to focus on another need that she was told about: Educational supplies. In order to raise money, she enlisted virtually everyone in her family. Her dad got his choir (The Sons of Grace) and his quartet (The Bright House Quartet) to perform at a fundraiser held at the church. Cash donations were gladly accepted for the cause.
      At the same time, her mom and grandmother, Annette Akins, not only baked a huge batch of cakes for a “Silent Cake Auction” but also prepared a “Chicken and Dumpling” dinner that was served for a donation to the cause. On top of that, Sye and her friend Annelise Kitching, another senior at Statesboro High, presented everyone with musical entertainment.
      Sye’s efforts raised about $2,000. She gave a check to her uncle, who will deliver it to Ukraine Ministery on his next trip there. It will be used to procure educational supplies at the best possible price somewhere in Europe, as transporting them from America to the Ukraine would be cost-prohibitive.
      Sye assembled a montage of pictures from the fundraiser, and then put together a 10-minute Power Point presentation, which she presented to the Projects Board at the school.

Heather Gay

      Heather Gay is a senior at Statesboro High School who has been there for two years, after transferring from Bulloch Academy. Her parents are Mark and Angie Gay. Mark works for Frito Lay and Angie is a dental aAssistant.
      Gay chose the topic of “The Benefits of Genetic Engineering” for her senior project. The idea came simply from her curiosity about the subject. Her initial views changed dramatically after she learned about the life story of Katie Trebing and the battle she faces.
      Gay said the tale told about Katie Trebing and her extremely rare disease “Diamond Blackfan Anemia,” and how using genetic engineering was the only way doctors could possibly have saved her life, forever changed her mind about genetic engineering.
      Essentially, Gay said, the disease prevents the body from developing enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to the boy’s vital organs. There is no cure, and the only known treatments have dangerous side effects. Therefore, her doctors recommended that the family try something extremely radical.
      They would conceive a child through In Vitro Fertilization. The new fetus’ genes would then be manipulated so that they would be identical to Katie’s. Once this had been achieved, and the child was born, doctors hoped to begin using them to bring Katie’s body back into a normal state.
      The parents agreed, and within a year young Christopher was born. After thinking a great deal about this use of genetic engineering, Gay researched the subject. What she discovered amazed her. She said it was not at all the “evil science” that some had portrayed it. She believes genetic engineering can be used for the benefit of humankind in many ways.
      For her project, Gay put together a 30-minute Power Point presentation with an accompanying report. She showed it to a science class at Southeast Bulloch High School. In her presentation Gay said she discussed how genetic engineering could be used in agriculture, environmental science, and in health fields to better care for the world’s populations.

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