SciRe 2024

Three wins at WR-JSHS

Three John Jay High School students won awards at the Westchester Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (WR-JSHS) at Yorktown High School on Saturday, January 20.

Shayna Kar won first place in Genetics/Neurology for "The Use of Natural Language Processing in the Detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease" and will advance to Albany for the upstate JSHS competition, with a chance to move on to National JSHS.

Chloe Jaffe won fifth place in Earth and Environmental Science for "Extracting Enriched Cellulose Nano/Microfibrils from Pelleted Municipal Solid Waste for the Synthesis of a Novel Paper Prototype" and is an alternate for Albany.

Ciara McGroary won second place in the local division of Biology and Medicine for "The Role of Status Epilepticus Seizures in Sudden and Unexpected Death in Epilepsy."

Science Research Seniors

Congrats to all Science Research Seniors

“Wonderful news! Congratulations!” said Dr. Steven Siciliano, principal of John Jay High School.

“Nine JJHS science research seniors participated in this in-person high school science research competition, and we are proud of each of them,” said John Jay’s Science Research teachers Dr. Lisa Papernik and Krista Munger.

“These students, who started high school during COVID, have each pursued their passions and conducted independent research under the guidance of a professional in their field.”