A team of Locust Valley High School students received High Honors Awards at the Long Island Science Congress. Jamie Jaget, Hope Craig, and Sami Limperis-Kaufman were recognized for their project, “Using Analytical and Manual Procedures to Measure the Effects of Increased Rainfall on the Health of a Shellfish Producing Estuary.”

In its 60th year, the Long Island Science Congress, held at SUNY Farmingdale, had a record number of entries this year and had to turn away potential entrants. However, Locust Valley entered the maximum number of allowable projects (10), and for the first time, won an advanced award in the team category. The high school team worked on their project with Friends of the Bay in Oyster Bay. This is the second year that Locust Valley has entered the fair, and the second time we have had students place in the High Honors range.

Each of the three team members received a plaque for their project, and the school was presented with an Outstanding Participation Award.

Congratulations to the winners and all of the participants, along with their advisor, Mr. Christopher Hoppner.