High School East Researchers Take First at L.I. Science Congress

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High School East students in the science research program earned first place and top honors at the Long Island Science Congress, sponsored by the Science Teachers Association of New York State.

Fourteen High School East students entered the competition and 10 students received recognition at a special ceremony. The team of juniors Sydney Bracht, Sidney Davis and Lexington Zografakis placed first in the competition and advanced to the State Science Congress in Buffalo, New York, where they recently earned an honorable mention.

Their team project, “He Said…She Said: The Role of Gender on Persuadability,” was inspired by events in last year’s presidential election. Mentored by Maria Zeitlin, High School East science research coordinator, the students did an in-house project conducted at the high school.