DNA Day

DNA Day

Julia Wilson, Editor

Deoxyribonucleic acid, also known as DNA, is such an important scientific discovery that it has own special day. On Thursday, April 25th, NDP celebrated DNA day!

NDP celebrated with the annual Door Paddle contest. Door paddles with DNA trivia were hidden around the school. Whoever found and answered the question correctly received a special prize.

Freshmen showed their spirit by wearing DNA tattoos and buttons. The freshmen also were allowed to wear colored t-shirts and socks to represent DNA’s different bases.

The cafeteria even served DNA fries and Base Pair brownies!

I interviewed Mr. Peri to get his opinion on why learning about DNA is so important. Mr. Peri believes that our generation will live in a world where DNA will be constantly manipulated with new technologies and techniques. This is why it is important for us to know as much as we can about DNA. We can use our knowledge about DNA for good, not evil!

Picture credit: http://www.ashg.org/education/dnaday.shtml