News from the Ossining school district on the high school’s science research students competing at the state Junior Science Humanities Symposium:
For the ninth year in a row, Ossining Science Research students will make up the largest number of New York State finalists competing at the annual New York State Junior Science Humanities Symposium.
The class of 2013 will be sending six students to compete at the state level in the speaker competition and five in the poster competition, setting a new record for the most student finalists from one high school to compete at the symposium.
The six Ossining science finalists in the speaker division were chosen from more than 150 students who competed earlier this month at John Jay High School in Katonah. The students’ research was evaluated by professional researchers who specialize in fields ranging from theoretical physics to behavioral science. In all, 30 science research projects were chosen statewide to compete in Albany on March 13 and 14 for a chance to present at the national level in Ohio in May.
The following students will present in the speaker competition to a panel of professional research judges: Caleb Hersh, Daniel McQuaid, Matthew D’Emic, Samuel Rude, Sania Khalid, Henry Tareque. Five other students from Ossining were also invited to present their research in poster format at the state level. They are: Sarah Permut, Claudia Mimoso, Pamela Brigleb, Edward Aryee, and Amrita Ramesh.
Angelo Piccirillo and Valerie Holmes who co-teach The Ossining High School Science Research program, credit the consistent success of the Ossining research students to the collaboration among all of the teachers, staff and students in Ossining High School combined with parental support.
“You take that and add superior students and professional researchers, you have a winning formula,” said Holmes. “Our philosophy is simply to create an environment that puts all of our students in the best position possible to succeed. Then it is up to them to take advantage of the opportunity.”