New Rochelle High School sophomore science research students set a school record at the recent Somers Science Fair, coming home with seven first place awards among a total of 16 medals.
The Somers Science Fair provides a unique opportunity for first-year science research students to present, via a poster presentation, in-depth understanding of proposed research that they could conduct given proper resources and facilities, based on a thorough review of previous literature. The purpose is to demonstrate sound scientific thinking and insight.
New Rochelle first place award winners are Aleksandra Zelatis, Jesse Abrego, Jordan Weiner and Lauren Bryan in Behavior; Andy Krasner in Medicine & Health; Joseph Francois in Microbiology and Karun Kulamavalavan in Environmental Science.
Rachel Cooper and Edwin Michael both placed second in Behavior; Caroline Bach second in Medicine & Health; and Elena Adams and Ella Kirk second in Medicine & Health.
Third place awards were received by Sophia Pedroza and Mason Vollandt in Behavior; Farheen Paracha and Dylan Rittenberg in Medicine & Health.
“I am so proud of all of our students. All of the work, practice, and enthusiasm for science was clearly evident,” said Science Research program supervisor Jeff Wuebber. “This is a great way for our sophomores to close out the school year!