Students Compete in Medical Marvels Competition

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The district is pleased to congratulate Elwood-John H. Glenn High School students Kathryn Browne, Emily Goetz, Nicole Hugelmeyer, Emma Koster, Samantha Katz and Kathryn Zenobio for representing their school at the North Shore-LIJ Medical Marvels Competition.

Sponsored by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the Center for Workforce Readiness, the Medical Marvels Competition is a research competition for students in ninth and 10th grade. According to the competition booklet, the Medical Marvels strives to raise awareness of the multidisciplinary nature of science, technology, engineering and mathematic careers for students at all levels of academic prowess and interest.

For the competition, students were given a hypothetical challenge on how to deal with and prevent chronic disease in a multicultural world, which they answered in the form of a 14-page written essay. In the research paper, students were required to state the goals and objectives of their proposed comprehensive wellness and health promotion plan as well as how implementation of the plan would be measured. They presented their proposal to a panel of doctors, health professionals and peers.

“The students worked extremely hard over the course of four months for the Medical Marvels Competition,” said adviser Arnold Kamhi. “All six students were professional and did a fantastic job. I am extremely proud of them.”