Bensalem Hosted PJAS Regionals

The 76th annu­al Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) region­al com­pe­ti­tion was held at Cecelia Snyder Middle School on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Over 350 stu­dents from Philadelphia and Bucks County pre­sent­ed their inde­pen­dent sci­en­tif­ic research to pro­fes­sion­al sci­en­tists and edu­ca­tors in this region­al fair. Students had their choice of cre­at­ing a pur­pose­ful sci­ence exper­i­ment, explor­ing a math­e­mat­ics top­ic above their cur­rent range of study, or explor­ing tech­nol­o­gy with a Computer Science or Engineering project.

36 Bensalem High School stu­dents com­pet­ed with 35 stu­dents plac­ing first and 1 stu­dent plac­ing sec­ond. At the mid­dle school lev­el, 16 Shafer stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ed with 15 earn­ing first place. 10 Snyder stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ed with 9 earn­ing first place awards.

All first place win­ners have qual­i­fied to present at the 84th annu­al PJAS State Competition, May 19, 20, and 21, 2019 at Penn State University in University Park. Congratulations to all par­tic­i­pants!