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Three RHS Students Advance to LI JSHS Finals

Three Roslyn High School students have advanced to the Long Island Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) finals—to be held Saturday, February 24, 2024. JSHS invites high school students to report on the results of their original research investigations in STEM and compete for scholarships and recognition at university-held regional symposia. 

Five Roslyn students, Tessla Chan, Elle Kaplan, Cayden Shen, Blake Sohmer, and Shayla Zheng, were invited to present their research at the semifinal round, held at York College in Jamaica Queens on February 11, 2024.  They were selected based on a review of papers submitted, detailing their scientific research. From the 200+ presentations, 16 students were selected for the finals, two for each category, which includes: Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering and Technology, Environmental Science,  Life and Behavioral Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine and Health, and Physical Sciences. Tessla Chan won in Mathematics and Computer Science, Cayden Shen in Physics, and Shayla Zheng in Medicine and Health. 

“This is a fantastic showing!” said Dr. Allyson Weseley, Roslyn’s Coordinator of Secondary Research. “It demonstrates our students' ability both to do great science and to communicate it effectively.” 

The top students from the final round will be selected to represent Long Island in Albuquerque, NM at the National JSHS in May.

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