The regional PJAS competition is in the books! Similar to last year, the fair was held virtually. Oakland Catholic's 13 participants conducted their research at various sites including OC, CC, university labs, and at home, then prepared virtual presentations of their findings, including slides accompanied by audio files. This format presented quite the challenge, since without the usual judges' Q&A, students had to anticipate and address potential questions while crafting their slides.
Judges scored the projects over a week's time and OC participants earned the following: eight 1st places, four 2nd places, and one 3rd place across six different categories (botany, chemistry, microbiology, earth and space, physics, and biology). Students who earned a 1st place will have the opportunity to compete in the State Competition in May. Congratulations to all of our amazing, driven PJAS students!
|Last||First||Grad year||Project Title||place at local competition|
|Devlin||Charlotte||2023||Testing the Efficacy of Disinfectants on Populous Surfaces||1|
|Givens||Soldae||2025||What type of lettuce will thrive in a mini indoor greenhouse?||3|
|Kennelly||Gianna||2025||Does Spherification Affect pH Levels?||1|
|Lucadamo||Briella||2023||The Effects of Long Bone Length on Kicking Distance||2|
|Mani||Vega||2025||The Effects of Soil Salinity on Seed Germination||2|
|Mikhonin||Korina||2023||Aloe Vera VS Staphylococcus Epidermidis||1|
|Moats||Vanessa||2022||The Effectiveness of Probiotics on E. coli.||2|
|Palladino||Regina||2023||Down The Drain: Evaluating Cosmetics in Groundwater||1|
|Pretto||Olivia||2023||The Effect of Synthetic Glucocorticoids on Lung Inflammation||1|
|Price||Erin||2024||Radio Wave Propagation in the Atmosphere||1|
|Sword||Sydney||2024||Bee Venom: Deadly or a Disinfectant?||2|
|Waruszewski||Gretchen||2025||Melatonin effects on microflora||1|
|White||Isabella||2023||Shining Bright: A Study of Temperature and Chemiluminescence||1|