GM students compete in PJAS competition

Posted on January 29, 2018, in Academics, Events, Organizations

General McLane School District had presenters earn a first place and second place award at the PA Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) competition held Penn State Behrend this past weekend. Students now have the opportunity to advance to the State Competition.

General McLane High School students Nick Tysiachney, Andrew Yonko and Calder Martin earned first place awards. Halle Minner & Grace Honeycutt earned second place.

James W. Parker Middle School students Zach Rolland, Aiden Seeman, Holly Shreve, Jamie Roberts and Chloe Kiser all received 1st place awards.

All 1st place award winners will continue on at the 83rd annual PJAS State Competition, which will occur in May at Penn State University in University Park.

The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) 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.

Students in 7-12 grades conduct a scientific research project in one of the twelve Scientific Categories of Research identified by PJAS and then orally presented that research to a team of judges. Students who receive a first-place award at the regional competition move on to the state competition.