Congratulations to the North East High School and Middle School Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, PJAS, students who presented their scientific findings at the regional competition at Penn State Behrend on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.
The middle school students are advised by Ian Williams and brought home eight first-place awards and 12 second-place awards.
First place awards for the middle school went to: Maisy Post, Parker Beardsley, Spencer Bringham, Angelene Gorniak, Jesse Johnson, Laila Murphy, Emma Papale and Madison Kirby.
Second place awards for the middle school went to: Mackenzie Stempka, Tessa Bemiss, Norah Carver, Roman Crisswell, Troy Galbreath, Cadance Hall, Blake Hill, David Kaday, Lauren Machuga, Jonathan Morey, Jack Rizzo, and Grant Shirey.
The high school students are advised by Noel Mraz and Katie Gallagher and brought home 12 first-place awards and seven second place awards.
First-place awards for the high school went to: Anthony Haskins, Julia Sank, Frances Schoenfeldt, Annabella Triana, Amy Bohrer, Brooke Hite, Makenzie Rummings, Grant Walker, Bryanna Clark, Ali Nagle, Matthew Piersol and Dominic Turiczek.
Ali Nagle also achieved a perfect score for the second time in a row.
Second-place awards for the high school went to: Zach Egan, Abigail Penrod, Alex Haskins, Ryan Hathaway, Miranda Lucore, Julianna Rizzo and Sydney Rummings.
The first-place winners have earned a spot to compete at the state level in May.
Great job to all the students and their sponsors and families who supported their efforts.