WSTS 1960

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WSTS 1960 - Hard Work Required Science Winner's Triumph...
Hard Work Required Science Winner's Triumph Earned By CHARLOTTE BUCHEN VERSATILE Gayle Edlund didn't become a winner in the 19th annual national science talent search by accident. The pretty, North'Phoenix High School senior set out to win with the same wholehearted enthusiasm that has marked her varied and many successes since she launched her school career. With only a year's regular chemistry behind her, she went into North Phoenix High School's "advanced, advanced" course in chemistry at the, start of the school year. AT THE same time, she spent six to 10 hours a week at Good Samaritan Hospital's laboratory, racing against time to complete her project experiments before the national contest deadline. David M. Childers, medical technologist at the hospital, provided, her books for research, checked her experiments, and called her his protege. . She won, with a test score wall over the ISO-point minimum set for a national winner among girls. WHAT kind of teenager is this young scholar who. will go _to Washington, D.C., next week to vie for science scholarships with 39 others across the nation? "I guess I sort of put my mother through her paces," she said yesterday with a grin. "She thinks she never sees me." Gayle, 17, daughter of Mrs. Clarence Edlund, 118 E. Country Club Dr., has been an actress, artist, socialite, and scholar for many a year GAYLE EDLUND SHE OBSERVES a philosophy of "a time to work and a time to play." Weeks nights, she's at home ."studying and talking on the telephone." Weekends find her dating at school or civic social functions. After-school duties to Parnassus (honor club) or the Pom Pons (dancing cheer leaders) give her a long day. Errands for the family after school lead to the dinner hour, when she frequently whips dinner together for her mother and younger sister. The three, alone now since the death of her father last September, are "especially close." TO HER family, especially her parents, Gayle attributes her school and social successes. "They never made demands, just made things right, making it easy for us to study" and to have good fun, she said. It is this, she said, that has made possible her science award as well as her recent award in the Phoenix Elks Lodge "Most Valuable Student Competition." Gayle will leave for her week in Washington March 3. R. of the Anne witness, struggle to he

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 24 Feb 1960, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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