As reported 48 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Aug. 24, 1957:
Upcoming Harlem High senior Howard Reese was chosen along with 19 other boys and 10 girls to attend the National Science Foundation Summer Science Institute for High School Students, held at the University of Georgia from June 12-July 19.
The program allowed the students to audit one college course and work on a research project in the field of their interest. Reese audited Analytical Mathematics and did his research, also in mathematics, in a computer lab.
Giant dahlia grown
Mrs. H.M. Verdery Jr. recently had an experience shared by few other people. She walked into her garden and discovered a dahlia 12 inches in diameter.
Verdery has grown several dahlias up to 10 inches, but the 12-inch bloom she cut Friday is the largest yet.
Verdery has grown dahlias for five years, and currently has 500 plants stalked. She also grows a variety of other flowers for cut arrangements. Verdery insists that her garden is only a hobby, but it is larger than many florists' gardens.
The cut arrangements go out to various churches, hospitals and organizations free of charge.
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