Science Shines at North

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Science was in the spotlight on Jan. 15, when Valley Stream North High School students in grades 9-12 participated in their annual Science Research Symposium. They assembled in the library and presented their advanced studies and innovations to an audience of peers, teachers and administrators. This year’s event featured the theme “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.” 

Principal Rachel Green shared welcoming remarks and the North Breakfast Club ensemble provided an opening music performance. Teachers Santo DiSclafani and Michael Frazer served as the event’s keynote speakers. Students provided previews of projects that they have submitted to prestigious competitions. 

Seniors shared their in-depth, independent research on various topics. Juniors did the same, and additionally highlighted the STEM career paths they have been exploring as part of the Northwell Health Spark Challenge. Sophomores showcased their entries in the Medical Marvels Research Competition, sponsored by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the Center for Workforce Readiness, and freshmen described the inventions they created for the Exploravision Science Competition. 

As the event came to an end, students split into breakout groups for a concluding activity, and Science Department Chairperson John Pandolfi provided closing remarks.