Tommy Blossom was awarded The Mark Smith Outstanding Research Performance Prize for his time within the Dr. Decker/Dr. Damato laboratory for demonstrating great interest, dedication, initiative and involvement in all research activities. A rising senior in highschool, Tommy single handedly identified how to calculate his stats and create the images for his poster and manuscript. His ability to work independently drove him to a level far beyond his peers. Finally, he executed his presentation eloquently and flawlessly at the 2023 Scientific and Enrichment Opportunity Progam & Youth Science Program poster presentation.