Calvary Christian School in Fruitport Alumnus Erica Mitchell Wins National Chemistry Award

from a Taylor University newspaper article

ericamitchellCongratulations to Class of 2016 Calvary Christian School graduate Erica Mitchell, who was one of 10 college students nationwide to receive the Women Chemists Committee (WCC) Eli Lilly Travel Award.  Mitchell, a Chemistry Major with minors in Physics and Mathematics at Taylor University, traveled to Orlando, Florida to present her research at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Erica commented, “I am thankful for the people who encouraged and influenced me throughout my time at Calvary.  I am truly thankful for all the positive support I have gotten for this.”  She was the 2016 CCS Salutatorian and was also a member of the 2015 and 2016 girls basketball conference and district championship teams.

Mitchell was chosen based on the “scientific merit of (her) research” according to the American Chemical Society’s website.  She was the first Taylor University student to ever receive the award, and has also competed research at the University of Mississippi.  As part of her research, Mitchell studied the binding of a drug to a protein in human blood.

Congratulations, Erica!