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Students Advance to State Science Competition
Lauren Rebel and Hannah SciulliNorth Hills High School students have advanced to the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) competition after securing top honors at the recent regional competition.

Senior Lauren Rebel and ninth-grader Hannah Sciulli won first-place honors at the regional competition at Duquense University and will compete at the state competition in May at Pennsylvania State University.

Lauren also received three additional commendations in the competition including the Duquense University Department of Biological Sciences Award, the Director’s Award in Microbiology and the Participant Award noting six years of involvement in the competition.

Students designed a unique experiment and were judged on their ability to conduct and convey the results of their experiment using the scientific method. PJAS is a statewide organization of middle and high school students designed to stimulate and promote interest in science among its members through the development of research projects and investigations.

First Place

  • Senior Lauren Rebel - “Microbial Bioremediation of Toxic Pollution”
  • Ninth-Grader Hannah Sciulli –“Bacteria in Our Waterways”

Second Place

  • Sophomore Emma Polen - “Feel the Burn”
  • Seventh-Grader Veronica Sciulli - “Cuttlefish Diet and Growth Rate”
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