Congratulations to Sara McSweeney and Julia Kindler, who placed 3rd in their respective categories in the Virtual Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) State Speaker Competition. This is the highest recognition that any HHS student has achieved in this competition.
JSHS is designed to challenge and engage students in grades 9-12 in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. Sara and Julia presented a power point of their research and then responded to questions from judges who were experts in the field.
Earlier this spring, sixteen Harrison High School students attended the Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (WR-JSHS). The WR-JSHS is a sub-regional qualifying event for the Upstate JSHS in Albany. At the regional and national levels, JSHS provides high school students an opportunity to present authentic research before peers and professionals in the field.
The following students competed as speaker presenters at the regional competition:
Sara McSweeney (2nd Place in Plant Sciences)
Julia Kindler (2nd Place in Behavior)
The following students were in the competitive poster group at the regional competition:
Bailey & Nellie Fisher (team project)
Julina Paruta (3rd Place in Cellular & Molecular Biology)
Noah Vass (3rd Place in Behavior)
Steven Wu (1st Place in Behavior)