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Junior Ifenna Amaefuna Takes Top 10 Finish at National Brain Bee

Junior Ifenna Amaefuna Takes Top 10 Finish at National Brain Bee After winning the Philadelphia Regional Brain Bee in February, CHS junior Ifenna Amaefuna placed seventh out of 56 students from across the country at the 2019 USA National Brain Bee Championship held April 12 to 14 at Penn State College of Medicine on the campus of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

The competitors, local winners from 36 states, competed in four rounds of competition testing their neuroscience expertise. Preparation for the event was intense, with some students reporting upward of 15 hours a week spent studying. The questions are based on information from the Society for Neuroscience Brain Facts book and other free online resources. In addition to receiving a trophy for placing in the top 10, Amaefuna earned a 10-week summer internship with a neuroscientist at Penn State. Congratulations!