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Lyon students gain experience, prizes at SCARF

Over 40 students had the chance to participate in the Student Creative Arts and Research Forum (SCARF), winning prizes and gaining experience presenting to judges.

The event is hosted each year by Lyon College’s Mortar Board chapter and is organized by the SCARF committee, with faculty and staff volunteering to serve as judges. The following faculty, staff and community members helped with this year’s event: Lyon President Dr. W. Joseph King, Dr. David Hutchison, Dr. Melissa Taverner, Dr. Anthony K. Grafton, Dr. Martha Beck, Dr. Angela Buchanan, Professor Maggie Gayle, Dr. Maryline Jones, Dr. Irosha N. Nawarathne, Elaine Bieberly, Suzanee Blair, Joe Botana, Carly Dahl, Dr. Barry Gehm, Dr. Bradley Gitz, Dr. Raman Kutty, Dr. Michael Oriatti, Ann Piper, Zac Stewart, Dr. Radek Szulga, Dr. David Taverner, Cori Anne Weber, Dr. Virginia Wray and Tommy Newton.

All presenters receive Lyon College scarves and the opportunity to work alongside a faculty advisor to develop their research and presentation for the forum.


This year’s winners were as follows:

Oral Presentation

  • 1st Place Award – Nicholas McDonald, “Progression through Cultural Tradition”
  • 2nd Place Award – Timmy Tignor, “Gender through the Eyes of a Queer Artist”
  • 3rd Place Award – Alejandro Nimmo, “The Catholic Church and the Suppression of Women's Voice and Capabilities”


Poster Presentation


  • 1st Place Award – Catalina Terlea, “A Modern Rustic Series: "Farm Fresh”
  • Runner Up – Macy Hudson, “Small Minded”


  • 1st Place Award – James Dalton, Carlos Carvalho, and Ryan Hill, “TMG (Tough Mother Glover)”
  • Runner Up – Clayton Alyea, Dustin Caplett, and Darius Anderson, “Rapid Tarps”


  • 1st Place Award – Ace (Erin) McIntier, “The Archangel Ivory and Modern Culture”


  • 1st Place Award – Nikkolette Perkins, Emerson Smith, and Tyler Jackson, “Amino- and amidonaphthoquinones lead to novel lung cancer therapeutics”
  • Runner Up – Jake Smith and Hattie Milligan, “Synthesizing New Drug Compounds to Fight Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis”