Alec Udell Places Second in Junior Science & Humanities Symposium and Qualifies for Nationals

Harrison Science Research students earned multiple awards at the Upstate Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS). For the first time in Harrison High School history, Alec Udell presented his research in the Environmental Science/Pollution category, An Investigation of The Hydrolytic Degradation of Biodegradable Plastic Products in Natural Aquatic Conditions, to more than 300 people and placed second, qualifying for the National Competition in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in May. In addition, Emma Jonisch placed third in the Medicine and Health category, Filippa Rasmussen placed 3rd in the Behavior category speaker competition, and Stella O’Connell finished 3rd in the Poster competition. The JSHS symposium is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to present original research in science, technology, engineering or mathematics as they pursue a chance to compete at the regional, state, and national level.