Discovery Students Excel at the 2017 Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

Twelve Spring Valley Discovery students submitted research papers to the 2017 Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) competition sponsored by the Department of DefenseBased on their written research papers the following five students were chosen as Semifinalists (out of almost 90 research papers submitted): Jenning Chen (12), Sarayu Das (11), Wenxin Fan (12), Ishita Kapoor (11), and Sarah Mott (11). The oral presentation portion of the competition took place on January 20, 2017 at the University of South Carolina. 
Pictured left to right: Mrs. Spigner, Ishita, Wenxin, Jenning, and Mr. Soblo

In the finalist round students earned the following places: Jenning Chen (2nd overall), Wenxin Fan (4th overall), and Ishita Kapoor (5th overall). These students will have the opportunity to travel to the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in San Diego, CA in April (all expenses paid). 

In addition, the following students presented in non-semifinalist sessions and earned the following places:

Session #6:
Vinita Cheepurupalli-1st 
Sreya Varanasi-2nd 

Session #9:
Lisa Qu-2nd 

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