W-L Sends 15 Students to 2023 Greater Washington, D.C. JSHS with Top Prize Going to Roayba Adhi

W-L HS Sophomore Roayba Adhi was a top winner at the 2023 Greater Washington, D.C. Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) on February 25th, 2023 sponsored by the Engineering Department of The Catholic University of America.

The JSHS is a DOD STEM program that encourages high school students to conduct original research in fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and recognizes student for outstanding achievement. Roayba presented her science paper: The Effect of Food Grade Flocculants on the Aggregation of Simulated Microplastics in Polystyrene-Contaminated Water.  She was selected as the 1st alternate to attend as a representative from the region to the National JSHS held in April.

Two other W-L HS students were also invited at present their papers formally in the large auditorium.

Anna Mohanty: The Effect of Axon Diameter on Heart Rate Variability

Elle Pickard: Determination of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, Nitrates and Phosphates in the Potomac River

In addition, 12 additional W-L HS students  were invited to be part of a poster session event.  These students were Emma Ackleson, Haley Baasansukh, Anna Brodsky, Alba Edsall, Daisy Maxwell, Evelyn Ortuno, Avery DeMots, Anna Freeman, Emma Hemsch, Nadia Lachhab, Harriet Shapiro, and Isla Wearmouth. Congratulations to all of our young scientists for their hard work and achievement.