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Plano ISD Students Advance to National Science and Humanities Symposium

January 27, 2017

Thirty-one students from Plano ISD participated in the Texas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (TJSHS). The top five winners are selected to attend The Junior Science and Humanities symposium (JSHS) – a national event, held in San Diego, CA in late April 2017. The top two winners will be presenting their research at the JSHS.

Congratulations to the following students:

  • First Place: David Yue (Jasper High School) who won a 2,000.00 scholarship and a 500.00 award for his campus.

  • Second Place: Jonathan Lu (Shepton High School) who won a 1,500.00 scholarship and a 350.00 award for his campus.

Other Qualifiers for JSHS:

  • Ritvik Annam (Plano West Senior High) won a 200.00 award for his campus.

  • Khushi Thakkar (Jasper High School) won a 200.00 award for her campus.

David Yue with Awards

David Yue (above) and Jonathan Lu (below) were presented awards by Dr. Neil Sanger, associate professor of Aerospace Studies at Texas A&M University.

Jonathan Lee with awards

The Texas Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (TJSHS) promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level, and provides an opportunity for Texas high school students to present the results of their original research in a professional arena.

Students who participate in the symposia also have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas, interact with practicing researchers, and explore future academic and career opportunities.




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