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White Plains High School Science Research Students Win at WR-JSHS


White Plains High School Science Research students won awards at this past Saturday's Westchester Rockland Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (WR-JSHS).  

650 students from 39 local high schools participated in this event.  Students competed in one of three categories; Display poster, Competitive Poster, or Speaker Presentations (Microsoft PPT presenters).  In the Competitive Poster and Speaker Presentations, students were further divided by category.  It was a long and exhausting day, but also a lot of fun!  


Here are our winning students and their projects:

  • Most Promising Display Poster (only 1 chosen from 38 students!):  Jillian Pope (11th grade) "The Effects of Large Late Sodium Currents on the Diastolic Function of the Heart in Young Mice"
  • 3rd Place Behavior 3 (Competitive Poster):  Melanie Collana (12th grade) "The Differences of Executive Functioning Between Athletes and Musicians in a High School Population"
  • 2nd Place Behavior 3 (Competitive Poster): Pilar Ceron (12th grade) "Can Children Become Multiculturally Accepting Through Exposure to Diversity? An Exploration Using My Family Builders"
  • 3rd Place Behavior II (PPT Speaker): Kristina Radulovic (12th grade) "The Relationship Between Music Listening and Social Anxiety Levels in College Students".

Kristina has qualified to move on to the next round of the JSHS Science Fair held at the SUNY Albany campus on March 27-28th.  She will be presenting a Poster of her research and competing against students from several different counties in New York State.  


I'd like to extend a congratulations to all of the Science Research students who competed at this past Saturday's fair.  7 of our students competed in the Display category, 8 competed in the Competitive Poster category, and 8 competed in the PPT Speaker category.  The competition was fierce but our WPHS students did their best and made us all proud!


Special THANK YOU to the teachers and coaches for their support of the Science Research Program both locally and throughout the county.  Several teachers in our district have volunteered their Saturdays to judge students from other districts at our local science fairs. Teachers and coaches have also gone above and beyond by assisted my research students with their projects outside of the regular school day.  It is thanks to these teachers, and other science professionals, that our students are able to participate in these highly valuable experiences.


Thank you everyone for your continued support of Science Research!


(Photos of Pilar, Melanie, Kristina, Jillian & other research students  are attached).


Kimberly Fleming

Science Research Teacher

White Plains High School

550 North Street

White Plains, NY  10605

(914) 422-2305

Classroom G114