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Students Earn 1st Place At PJAS


Attached photo (From Left) Abby Bonno (12), Addison McLane (11), Autumn Zacherl (10)


On Saturday, February 24, three Seneca Valley Science Honor Society students presented their research projects at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region 9 Competition at Slippery Rock University.


Sophomore Autumn Zacherl earned a first-place award with her project “Violet light cue and altered food-seeking behavior in ants”.


Junior Addison McLane earned a first-place award and the Director’s Award for Biology for her project “Impact of stress responses on Drp1 Knockout C. elegans”


Senior Abby Bonno earned a first-place award with a perfect score for her project “Testing Effects of Salt used for De-icing on Aquatic Ecology.” She was also the recipient of the Don Orlowski Special Award which included a cash prize.


All three students will compete at the state level competition at Penn State University in May.