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Riverview Students Place in PJAS Competition

Congratulations to these local students!

Riverview High School students earned awards at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Competition at Baldwin High School earlier this month.

The students and their projects were:

  • Tessa Favo - First Award - The Effect of Phytic Acid on Calcium and Zinc Absorption
  • Sophia Miguez - First Award - Comparing the Amount of Bacteria on Surfaces in a high school
  • Sam Connolly - First Award - Dissolving Rate of Pill Coatings
  • Adam Walker - First Award - The Affect of Pressure on a Basketball's Bounce
  • Jocie Ostrowski - First Award - Comparing Energy Output of Biodiesel Fuels
  • Christian Snyder - First Award - The Photographic Effects of Light on Halide Solutions
  • Nick Frankos - Second Award - Comparing Voltages in Copper-Zinc Voltaic Cells

Emily Walker also assisted at the competition by serving as a timing technician in one of the judging units.

The six students who earned First Awards are now eligible to go on and present their projects at the state PJAS competition in May. Additionally, the following students received special awards with cash prizes for their projects.

  • Jocie Ostrowski: Southwest PA Engineering Outreach Scientific Excellence Award Pittsburgh Section American Chemical Society James Manner Excellence in Chemistry Award
  • Christian Snyder: Duquesne University American Chemical Society Student Chapter Award

The students' sponsors were teachers Marion Carson an Brian Ludwig.

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Kathy McGrath McQuillan February 26, 2013 at 12:46 AM
So proud of my daughter, Sophia Miguez! She worked very, very hard on her project!

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