OSSINING, N.Y. -- Science students from Ossining High School have won top awards at the Upstate New York Junior Science & Humanities Symposium and the Westchester Science & Engineering Fair.
On March 12, 50 Ossining students students were among the more than 500 who participated in the Regeneron Westchester Science & Engineering Fair, the region’s largest and most competitive Intel-affiliated science competition.
They received a total of 48 awards – seven for first place, nine for second place, six for third place, 11 for fourth place and 15 special awards.
The following five Ossining students who earned the top scores overall have qualified for an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair May 10-16 in Phoenix:
Michael Earle (physics and astronomy), Sarah Fendrich (behavior), Matthew Forman (behavior), Charlotte Keeley (plant science) and Jack Lepkowski (behavior).
The top 12 individual projects and three top teams won trips to Phoenix.
At the WESEF competition, seniors Yasir Khan and Julia Riley were selected to attend the International Sustainable World Project Olympiad, which is held annually in Houston. The event draws more than 400 students from over 70 countries.
“Ossining students once again defended their title as the strongest science research program in the area,” said Angelo Piccirillo, co-teacher of the Science Research program at Ossining High School.
Five students received awards at the Upstate New York Junior Science & Humanities Symposium with Charlotte Keeley, a first place winner in the biology and environmental science category. She will be part of the New York delegation to the 54th National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium April 27-30 in Dayton, Ohio, which is sponsored by the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force.
She is one of 230 high school students in the regional competitions
The other four Ossining High School students and the awards they received are: Alina Campbell, second place in biology and environmental science, Julia Riley, second place in cellular and molecular biology, Yasir Khan, third place in biomedical sciences, Claire Sukumar, third place in behavioral sciences