GM Makes History at PJAS Regional Competition

GM participants in this year’s PJAS Competition made history.

Maddy Bruce, Editorial Board

Last month, eight high school students and three middle school students participated in the regional PJAS meet at Penn State Behrend. Each student created their own science experiment, executed the experiment outside of school, and presented their results to a panel of judges on January 28.

This year, GM made history. All 11 students who participated earned a first award, guaranteeing everyone a spot at the state meet, which will be held in May in State College. The first award winners from the high school include Julia Wasielewski, Elizabeth May, Alayna Willow, Madeline Bruce, Akayla Lewin, Halle Minner, Maddison Schutt, and Andrew Yonko. First award winners from the middle school include Cynthia Honeycutt, Aiden Seeman, and Zachary Rolland.

Out of the 11 students, three perfect scores and three special awards were earned. Wasielewski earned a perfect score and a $100 prize. Bruce earned a perfect score and a professional-grade microscope. Schutt earned a $75 prize, and Seeman earned a perfect score and a scientific calculator.

Congratulations to all participants and good luck at the state competition in May!