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PJAS Success!

Eight Oakland Catholic students recently placed at the statewide Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition, with three students receiving first place awards. In addition to navigating Penn State's campus, sleeping in the dorms, and visiting the Berkey Creamery, students delivered their formal presentations to panels of judges and fielded technical questions about their experiments.

As chemistry teacher and PJAS moderator, Amanda Sforza, described, "Our PJAS States trip was a LOT — a lot of fun, a lot of excitement, a lot of science, a lot of walking, a lot of ice cream, and a lot of accomplishments!"

Congratulations to all our junior scientists for their outstanding work!

  • Charlotte Devlin- 1st place in microbiology
  • Gianna Kennelly- 2nd place in chemistry
  • Korina Mikhonin- 2nd place in microbiology
  • Gina Palladino- 2nd place in chemistry
  • Olivia Pretto- 3rd place in biology
  • Erin Price- 1st place in physics
  • Gretchen Waruszewski- 1st place in microbiology
  • Bella White- 2nd place in chemistry