2015 Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

Nineteen (19) Spring Valley Discovery students submitted research papers to the 2015 Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) Awards competition.   Based on their written research papers the following eight (8) students were chosen as Semifinalists (out of 96 research papers submitted).  The Department of Defense-sponsored competition took place on January 30, 2015, at the University of South Carolina.  Semifinalists were competing for the opportunity to attend National JSHS in Hunt Valley, Maryland (all expenses paid). 
Wenxin “Lulu” Fan
Alexis Jones
Khanh Fleshman
Krishna Gorrepati
Song “Sarah” Lee
Martin Li
Rakib Siddique
Dorothy “Grace” Smith

In the finalist round Grace Smith won 3rd place overall and will compete in a poster session in Hunt Valley at the April 29th-May 2nd conference; Martin Li won 5th place overall and will attend the conference as an Observer.   

The following students presented in non-semifinalist sessions and earned the following places:
Session #4:
Tanvi Mehta-1st 
Victoria Agostini-2nd 
Zahida Ashroff-3rd 

Session #5:
Jenning Chen-2nd 
William Edwards-3rd 

Session #6:
Nikhila Cheepurupalli-1st
Almeera Lateef-2nd 

Session #12:
Priyanka Rao-1st

Congratulations to these students and their research teachers--Dr. Joanne Bedlek-Anslow, Mr. Dale Soblo, and Mrs. Michelle Spigner.