Warwick School District

3 WHS Science Students Receive PJAS Awards

Three Warwick High School students entered the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences this year and all three earned first place awards. 

Congratulations to the following honors chemistry students:

  • Jack Haught, "The Effect of Varied Colored and Sized Threats on a Cricket's Ability to Escape"
  • Asher Sabbagh, "Measuring Drug Diffusion Through a Cellulose Dialysis Membrane"
  • Renee Watts, "Pendulums: The Best sWAY to Withstand an Earthquake"

PJAS is a statewide competition, broken into Divisions (Warwick is considered Division 4) in which students carry out and present a science fair project and are scored against a rigorous rubric.  Students are evaluated on their scientific thought, experimental methods, analytical approach, and presentation. 

This year's competition was virtual. Students submitted a slideshow with an accompanying 10 minute audio presentation in which they explained their project.  Students can earn a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place ranking.