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LHS Students Earn Top Honors in Science

High School Students Take Top Honors in Science Olympiad Competition
Posted on 02/11/2020
High School Students Take Top Honors in Science Olympiad CompetitionFour Longwood High School students, Kailyn Penney, Jason Rosales, Jordan Rosales and Pola Urmansi, demonstrated their expertise in higher-thinking scientific topics by earning top honors at the Eastern Suffolk Regional Science Olympiad Tournament.  

Held on Saturday, February 1, at Hauppauge High School, teams of 15 students compete in 18 different STEM-related events, including knowledge of genetics, designing computer games, and building an efficient solar collection device. 

Under the guidance of science research teachers Dr. Troy Joseph and Dr. Lucinda Hemmick, four students earned medals in three different events.  Jason and Jordan Rosales received medals in the category of Ornithology and Green Generation, and Kailyn Penney and Pola Urmanski won medals in Solar Power.  

The Eastern Suffolk Regional tournament is the largest in the state, with close to 60 teams competing.  

Pictured (l-r): Jason Rosales, Pola Urmansi, Kailyn Penney, and Jordan Rosales; back row (l-r): Science Research teachers Dr. Lucinda Hemmick, Dr. Troy Joseph, and Principal Scott Schuster.

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