Wyoming Seminary Upper School Science Research Group (SRG) students earned awards for their research projects at regional and state competitions. The students presented oral reports and posters of their research to panels of judges and other students.
Six students received awards at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science State Competition, held at Penn State University at University Park. Five students received First Awards: freshman Paige Allen, Mountain Top, mathematics; sophomore Sujay Murthy, Larksville, chemistry; senior Hoang Anh Phan, Hanoi, Vietnam, biochemistry; sophomore Satyasaran Sreeharikesan, Moosic, physics; and sophomore Kira Zack, Dupont, microbiology. One student, junior Dhwani Patel, Bloomsburg, received a Second Award in biochemistry.
At the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS), Northeast Regional Meeting, held at Wilkes University, 14 students participated, receiving seven First Awards and seven Second Awards. For projects in biochemistry, Patel received a First Award, Phan received a First Award and the High School Excellence Award, and senior Alannah Trombetta of Dallas received a Second Award. In biology, sophomore Megha Sarada of Moosic received a Second Award. In chemistry, Murthy received a First Award. In computer science, senior Zachary Riegel, Bloomsburg, and junior Locchanan Sreeharikesan, Moosic, received Second Awards. In earth science, sophomore Leana Pande, Shavertown, received a Second Award. In mathematics, Allen received the First Award, Middle School Excellence Award and Perfect Score. In microbiology, senior Ava Alexander, Dalton and Zack received First Awards. In physics, junior Larissa McHugh, Hunlock Creek and sophomore Elijah Miller, Dallas received Second Awards while Satyasaran Sreeharikesan received a First Award.
At the Pennsylvania Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Phan received a First Place Award in Life Science and an overall Fourth Place Award, while Patel received a Second Place Award in the poster category.