It is with great pride that we announce the names of the Freeport Area High School and Middle School students whose work was recognized at the Pittsburgh Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) competition held on February 23 at Slippery Rock University. In all, 26 Freeport Area School District students from grades 7-12 participated, with overwhelming success. The competition winners will move on to the state competition to be held at Penn State University in May. Many thanks to Mrs. Savage and Mr. Orlowski for putting in hundreds of hours to help ensure our students' success in the competition, and to our parents for their unwavering and vital support.
PJAS is a statewide organization of junior and senior high school students designed to stimulate and promote interest in science among its members through the development of research projects and investigations. PJAS is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Academy of Science with the following objectives: to promote greater participation in science and mathematics activities among the youth of Pennsylvania; to improve the quality of achievement in mathematics and science by encouraging students to participate in research and develop original ideas; to develop an understanding of the scientific community through close association with leaders in the sciences; to seek the improvement of science clubs activities through the cooperative regional and state meetings; to inculcate among its members true scientific attitudes and humanistic ideals that shall lead to the greater development of service to man.
HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS:
1st Place (PERFECT SCORE!), Slippery Rock University Junior High Biological Science Award
1st Place, Biochemistry Region Director's Award
1st Place, Earth and Space Region Director's Award
MIDDLE SCHOOL RESULTS:
1st Place, Behavioral Science Region Director's Award
1st Place (PERFECT SCORE!), Biology Region Director's Award
1st Place (PERFECT SCORE!), Microbiology Region Director's Award
Congratulations to all of our winners!!