Science Research Students Earn Awards at WESEF

Science Research Students Earn Awards at WESEF photo
Members of the Rye Neck High School Science Research program had an outstanding performance at the 19th annual Westchester Science and Engineering Fair, held at Sleepy Hollow High School on March 16. 

Anna Nakagama and Rebecca Tenner, both seniors, earned the Leason Ellis Team Project Award, which is presented to a top team for working well together to achieve a goal. Nicole Pereira, a senior, earned fourth place in the Behavioral and Social Science category. 

“I am so proud of all of the girls who competed in WESEF,” science research teacher Kristen Bonnici said. “Over the past three years they have put so much time, energy and perseverance into a single research project. It has been a fulfilling experience for the girls and myself to watch the evolution of their projects into a sophisticated research experiment. The accolades and awards they have won at the competition are truly well-deserved.”

The competition featured more than 650 projects from 41 high schools from Putnam and Westchester counties. Students presented before a panel of judges, including local experts in the fields of life science, physical science, environmental studies, psychology and engineering.