Pettisville student Chrysta Beck has been recognized for her research on… chickens.
Beck recently placed third in the animal sciences division of the Intel Internationals Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Her project dealt with chickens.
Beck won $1,000 for her efforts, money that will go toward her college savings.
Beck said she is looking at being a poultry science major as she heads for her senior year this coming fall. She is looking at possibly attending the University of Arkansas or Mississippi State.
For this year’s project, Beck did a comparative study of the difference strains of broilers. Her hypotheses were that the Ross 708X Hubbard strain would grow the largest as it supports high food efficiency and is tolerant to multiple climates. She also estimated that the strain would have the most desirable meat.
Approximately 1,200 students representing 60 counties took part in the international fair.