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OC Wins Big at PJAS Regional
OC Wins Big at PJAS Regional

Oakland Catholic PJAS students presented in the regional PJAS competition at Duquesne University on February 1, 2020. Oakland Catholic High School was well represented with 13 students and did a great job. OC students finished with ten 1st place awards and three 2nd place awards. Additional specialty awards were earned by four of our students!

Congratulations to all!

Student Name

Project Title

Place

Allison Edwards, '21

The Effect of Guarana on Cancer Cell Lines

1st

Isabella Florian, '21

Taurine and Irregular Heart Rhythms

1st

Lily Giovannelli, '22

Can Plastic Degrade More Quickly Using UV Radiation?

1st

Briella Lucadamo, '23

Effects of artificial sweeteners on microbial flora

1st

Olivia Marangoni, '21

Effectiveness of Different Organisms Digesting Polystyrene

2nd

Vanessa Moats, '22

Antibiotic & Natural Remedy Effectiveness on Killing E-coli

1st

Regina Palladino, '23

An Analysis of the Water Solubility in Starch Based Polymers

1st

Sarah Pritchard, '20

Quantum Levitation: Flux Pinning in a Superconductor

1st

Mallory Sherman, '20

Does Environment Bias Personal Choices?

2nd

Lily Tinker, '23

An Analysis of the Water Solubility in Starch Based Polymers

1st

Gia Walker, '21

Practical Power Production

1st

Isabella White, '23

Does Cell Phone Conversation Affect Reaction Time?

1st

Joyce Zhou, '21

The Phenomenon of conformity behavior in high school campus

2nd

All 1st place students are invited to attend the state competition at Penn State University held May 17-19, 2020.

Special awards:

  • Lily Giovannelli, '22: Director's Award in Ecology
  • Vanessa Moats, '22: Perfect score, Director's Award in microbiology, Carnegie Mellon Chapter of Sigma Xi award, Duquesne University Provost Award
  • Sarah Pritchard, '20 and Mallory Sherman, '20: Perseverance Award (for 6 consecutive years of participation in PJAS