A Dozen Ossining Students Advance to State Science and Humanities Competition

Ossining Science Research Program students

Twelve Ossining High School students in the school’s Science Research Program who received top awards at the Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium will progress to the upstate competition in late March.

The OHS students earned first-place, second-place, third-place and fourth-place awards in the speaker category. Over 500 students from more than 30 schools competed in the regional competition on February 9.

“This marks the 14th consecutive year that Ossining High School will have the largest number of students of any school in New York who qualified to compete at the New York state JSHS,” said Angelo Piccirillo, who co-teaches the Science Research Program with Valerie Holmes.

The following students received speaker awards and will compete in Albany: Florencia De Armas (second place, behavioral science); Magdalene Ford (first place, biochemistry); Nina Foster (first place, behavioral sciences); Emma Montgomery (first place, medical sciences); Elliot Ocheltree (third place, computer science/mathematics); Julia Piccirillo-Stosser (first place, medical sciences); Sabrina Piccirillo-Stosser (fourth place, medical sciences); Patrick Saint Ange (first place, medical sciences); Giovanni Santucci (third place, medical sciences); Dylan Spedaliere (fourth place, biology); John Sukumar (second place, behavioral sciences); and Keven Victoria (third place, biochemistry). Kendall Hoffman and Kellen Cooks earned honorable mention awards.

Thirteen students received top awards in the poster category: Keyla Cabrera (first place), Hassan Hammad (first place); Matt Ippoliti (third place); Raymond Liu (first place); Clair Martin (second place); Jaqueline Mundadan (first place); Mary Nichols (second place); Colleen Schmid (third place); Tyler Shaw (second place); Nikita Subramanian (third place); Kiara Taveras (first place); Lara Tomescu (third place); and Tej Verma (second place).

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