Sophomore Science-Researchers Place Second

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Sophomore science researchers Jennifer Wood, Sophia Ciriello, Madison Mullman, Joseph DeVerteuil, Kayla Alers, and Kerri Rhatigan from Elwood-John H. Glenn High School won second place at the Northwell Medical Marvels Competition on Mar. 9.

In preparation for the competition, students wrote a 14-page proposal entitled “How to Deal with the Present Opioid Crisis.” This proposal was presented by the students, alongside 30 other schools from Nassau and Suffolk counties, and judged by researchers, doctors, and experts in the field. This competition was established in 2013 by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the Center for Workforce Readiness to encourage Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career pathways for Long Island freshman and sophomore students.

In addition to their second-place win, the group was awarded $1,000.