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STEM Students showcase talents at science competition

STEM Academy hosted the Alamo Regional Junior Academy of Sciences (JAS) at Robert E. Lee High School on February 9 and 10. JAS is an annual meeting and science competition where students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to showcase their research projects in categories ranging from Behavioral and Social Sciences to Physics.

Over 200 students from 32 surrounding counties competed by delivering a 12-minute presentation before two judges. The following STEM students placed in their individual categories and will advance to the Texas Junior Academy of Science to be held in April at Texas A&M:

First Place

• Gabriella Luna – Behavioral
• Dan Worcester – Botany
• Jocelyn Hernandez – Medicine and Health

Second Place

• Pierre Ferrer – Behavioral
• Bryce Weathers – Math and Computers

Third Place

• Cynthia Alvarez – Behavioral
• Tiffany Travieso – Behavioral
• Zahra Barsi – Microbiology

Fourth Place

• Eduardo Hernandez-Soraiz – Behavioral
• Luis Flores – Medicine and Health
• Nathaly Salazar – Microbiology
• Alice McDaniel - Physics

STEM students hold up award ribbons

Posted on Feb. 26, 2013