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13 ND Students Awarded at Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences State Meet

13 ND Students Awarded at Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences State Meet

On Monday, 13 students presented their research at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences (PJAS) State Meet at Penn State in State College, PA. The meet featured Middle School and High School students from across the state, representing 10 regions.  Students qualified for the meet by earning a first-place at their regional meet. The participants gave a 10-minute presentation which was followed by questions by a panel of judges.  

Participating students with their certificates. 

The results were as follows:

9th Grade 

Mary Kate Daniel - 1st Place

Anya Dunn - 1st Place

Katie McNeil- 2nd Place

Emily Morley - 1st Place

Mary Rossano - 2nd Place

Gina Singh - 1st Place

Grace Yacobe - Perfect Score


10th Grade

Hannah Downing - 1st Place

Chloe Smith - 1st Place


11th Grade

Lucy Hughes - 2nd Place

Lindsay McBride - 1st Place

Alex McCulloch - 2nd Place

Maia Isabel Salas - 2nd Place


Grace Yacobe '25 was also awarded a Director's Award for Biology Grade 7-9, earning her a plaque and $75. 

Grace Yacobe '25

"This year was an incredibly successful year for our science research students, and it was a true testament to their superb work ethic and endless curiosity.  These young women were a pleasure to work with and we are excited to see all they will accomplish during their time at ND!"  Ms. Jessica Reid, Biology Teacher.