The Harrison High School Science Research program sent twelve students to the annual Junior Science & Humanities Symposium competition, where they competed against hundreds of other students from the area.
Senior Danielle Bucci placed 2nd in the Environmental Science category in the Speaker competition. With this distinction, she is now one of 32 students (of over 200) who has been chosen to go forward to the New York State-level competition.
In addition, Anna Cahn, Sunjo Mainsah, and Julia Kischkat qualified for the speaker competition but did not place. Junior Joey Robb placed 2nd in the Behavioral Science category in the competitive poster session.
JSHS is designed to challenge and engage students (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.
Nearly 600 students from area schools competed in oral presentation and poster presenter categories. There were many topics of research which included Behavior, Bioinformatics, Biology, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Medicine & Health, Neurology, and Physical Science.
Michael Schweitzer, Lou D'Alessandro and Yong-Ju Reichenberger represented Harrison High School as judges at the event.