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BBHS Students Excel at Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Twelve Blind Brook High School students earned a ranking between 1st and 5th place during the Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium on Saturday, February 8th. The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium is designed to challenge and engage students (Grades 9-12) in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. Congratulations go to all of the students who participated in this event as well as Dr. Sugantino who supported the students throughout their research process! Winners are listed below.

Poster Competition

Best in Category:
Mitchell Saunders - Behavior - 1st Place
Samantha Bernstein - Neuroscience - 1st Place
Chloe Ng - Environmental Biology - 3rd Place
Julianne Vavolizza - Cell and Molecular Biology - 3rd Place

Best overall in poster competition:
Mitchell Saunders - Behavior - 1st Place
Samantha Bernstein - Neuroscience - 3rd Place

Speaker Competition:

Howard Kuo - Cell and Molecular Biology - 1st Place
Abe Baker-Butler - Neuroscience - 1st Place
Nicole Rosenzweig - Behavior - 2nd Place
Alex Chao - Bioinformatics/Computational Biology - 3rd Place
Aidan O’Neil - Environmental Biology - 5th Place
Sophia Mullaly - Behavior - 5th Place

Howard Kuo, Abe Baker-Butler, Alex Chao and Nicole Rosenzweig will be advancing to the state competition in Albany this March. Aidan O'Neil and Sophia Mullaly have been named as alternates.