Congratulations to the 12 CDS Middle School students who presented their Science Fair projects recently at Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) at Duquesne University.
PJAS is a statewide organization that promotes and encourages science and mathematics research and analysis among junior and senior high school students. At the competition, students participate within different scientific categories of research (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Mathematics) and present their findings to a panel of judges. All 1st Place winners automatically receive a spot at the final state competition at Penn State University in May.
Tali H-G, Akiva W., Ben P., and Eli R. all placed 1st at PJAS and can go on to the state competition. Eli R. also got a perfect score from judges; he was one of only seven to earn this honor out of a couple hundred students. In addition, Ben and Eli also won a combined $500 in special awards (three awards each, two were monetary).
Several 6th graders also volunteered as student technicians at the event. This gave them a sneak peak at what PJAS is like before they can compete in 7th Grade. The person in charge of the volunteers said they did a fabulous job and thanked the school for bringing so many helpers.