OLD FORGE — High school students in the Old Forge School District were recently awarded for science projects their project presentations at Wilkes University for the 55th Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) Region 2 competition on Saturday, March 5.
Amanda Katchmar was awarded a research fellowship at Commonwealth Medical College and Franncesca Samony was awarded a research fellowship to Lacawac Santuary for this summer.
Amanda Katchmar and Alexis Tayoun earned first award on their presentations and will be heading to state meeting in May while Kole Barbetti, Iain Kerrigan, Ashley Katchmar, Scarlett Spader and Samony earned second awards and Gianna Baresse, Emalee Shepard, Makayla Kresefski and Ashley Bound earned third awards for their presentations.
According to PJAS website, it 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.
Information provided by Old Forge School District.