(May 22, 2023) Students from Cedarbrook competed in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) State Competition earlier this month. Of the students that competed, ten took home first place, one received a perfect score, and four placed in second.
First place winners from seventh grade included Cole Powers for his project on letter ratios and Wordle success rates; Grace Byard for her project on classical music’s effect on bean plant growth; Nori Huynh for her project on what color of light plants are drawn to; Veronika Miller for her project on the effect of light on fungi; Julia Ball for her project on the aerodynamics principles of paper airplanes; and Joey Bieryla for his project on activated carbon in water filters.
Frida Brodsky received first place and a perfect score for her biochemistry project on what type of flour makes the densest muffins.
First place winners from eighth grade included Morohkaut Thach for his project on water nutrient levels in plants; Amaya McCants for her project on the angle of light’s effect on plant growth; and Jonny Raisch for his physics project on the size of paper airplanes.
Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science is a statewide nonprofit organization in Pennsylvania founded in 1934 by the Pennsylvania Academy of Science as an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Congratulations to all the winners!