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Medical Marvels Recognized

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At the Board of Education’s May 14 meeting, a group of HHS science research students were recognized for participating in the Northwell Hospital-Feinstein Institute’s annual Medical Marvels Competition. This collaborative research competition is for freshmen and sophomore students across the Island who desire to pursue a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

In order to enter this competition, students were required to collaboratively write a fourteen-page proposal on the harmful effects of vaping and propose a solution to the state-wide high school vaping crisis . The team, consisting of sophomores Jonah O’Brien, Jacqueline Bohk, Caroline Greco, Angeline Miraglia, and Diana Orfanakos, then presented to a panel of emergency room doctors, cardio pulmonary surgeons, and administrators at Northwell Hospital.

“Developing a project of that magnitude and then presenting it in front of a group of experts can be intimidating, but our students rose to the challenge,” said Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Administration Dr. Rory Manning, “and we are extremely proud of them!”

Way to go, students!