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HHS Science Research Students Bring Home Prizes

Hastings Science Research students recently competed against over 550 other projects by presenting posters of their work at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair held at Sleepy Hollow High School. The students were judged by five scientists in their field.

Our students had a great day and proudly represented Hastings High School. Many students also won awards. The students who  presented their research on Saturday were Emma Bowers, Alexandra Campson, Iyra Chandra, Maya Foxman, Parker Haddock, Clara Hatch, Skylar Iosepovici, Liam Kaufman, Rebecca Litsky, Katelin Penner and Hannah Scotch.

The following are the award winners:

Hannah Scotch: Placed 1st in the category of Neuroscience. She also won the Ying Scholar Award which is a $500.00 award that qualifies her to compete against other students in the state for an additional $2000.00.

Emma Bowers: Placed 2nd in the category of Engineering. She also won the Dr. Rhea Jezer Energy21 Symposium Award. She has been invited to attend the Energy 21 Symposium held in Syracuse, NY in April 2018 as a guest of Dr. Jezer.

Alexandra Campson: Placed 4th in Plant Science. Alex also won the American Women Geoscientists Award.

Maya Foxman: Placed 4th in Environmental Science. She also won the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, which qualifies her to compete at the state level for a chance to go to the national competition.

Parker Haddock: Placed 4th in Medicine and Health

Clara Hatch: Placed 4th in Medicine and Health

Iyra Chandra: Won the Excellence in Medical Research Award

Skylar Iosepovici: Won the Future of Medicine Award

"Congratulations to all of the students who competed this Saturday! I am so proud of them for all of their hard work over the past two years," exclaimed Melissa Shandroff,  Science Department Chair, AP Environmental Science and Research Teacher, WESEF Special Awards Chairperson.