Six students in Shoreham-Wading River High School’s Science Research class competed at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair, a competition for the most advanced high school projects. According to the LISEF website, “The Charles Duggan Long Island Science and Engineering Fair is a competition for the most advanced high school projects; the participants in this fair have a chance to present to professionals in their subject areas from local universities, scientific institutions and professionals in the field.”
Brianna Donnelly, Natalie Jepson, Torre Parrinello, Taylor Peperno, Zacharias Raptis and Jala Sawas presented their yearlong work with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Barcode Long Island.
According to science teacher Dana Schaefer, this was the first year that SWR students have attended this prestigious event and she was pleased that they had the opportunity to present and explain their work to experts in their subject areas from local universities, scientific institutions, professionals and peers from other high schools.
“They did a great job, they all had a good time and felt the comments from the judges were all positive,” she said.
Source: Press release issued by Shoreham-Wading River Central School District dated Feb. 15, 2008.