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Jacey Phillips

Jacey Phillips is a senior at Cato-Meridian High School.

The Citizen file

HIT: To combining two interests in award-winning fashion.

Cato-Meridian High School senior Jacey Phillips recently put together a presentation at a central New York science and engineering fair describing her research into the presence of bacteria on some pottery glazes. Her interest in both art and science had led her to explore whether or not glazed surfaces are safe to use with food.

Judges took notice of Jacey's work, and she was awarded a certificate from the New York State Science Congress and an invitation to present her work for the state science teachers association. She was also awarded a $40,000 scholarship should she decide to further her education at Syracuse University.

MISS: To a young man who evidently believes that drug dealing is a good way to make a living.

The 25-year-old from Auburn was charged in October 2017 with criminal possession of a controlled substance after police reportedly busted him with powder and crack cocaine. And he was handcuffed again earlier this week after being indicted on charges of making three separate cocaine sales.

The Finger Lakes Drug Task Force has been keeping a close eye on this suspect, it seems, and he's now added another six felonies to his growing resume which also includes January 2018 charges of fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree welfare fraud.