NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
We are writing this letter to say that Feb. 23 was a special day for New Castle Junior Senior High School in both athletics and academics.
Not only did the ’Canes have an amazing win over Gateway 87-55, but students also did an outstanding job in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science.
PJAS is a state-sponsored science fair held at Slippery Rock University where students design and perform their own science research projects and present their findings to a panel of adult scientist judges.
There were 390 students from 42 schools in nine surrounding counties. Thirty-six New Castle students received first-place awards. This is the largest group of first place winners of any school (private, public, parochial, cyber, charter or home-school) in the entire state.
Eighteen New Castle students received second-place awards and five students received special awards. The 36 first-place winners go on to compete at a three-day competition at Penn State University with as many as 3,000 students from all over Pennsylvania.
These students have been working on their projects since the first week in September of this school year. They spend countless hours doing research and testing on these projects, which mean plenty of nights after school. This is made possible by teachers like Mrs. Williams, Ms. Senchak, Mr. Quimby, Mr. Carley, Mr. Bradley and their dedication to their classrooms, students and the PJAS program.
These teachers also go to Penn State with their students, giving up time with their families, as the competition takes place over the Mother’s Day weekend every year.
So congratulations to the Red Hurricane, all participants in the PJAS program and the teachers who are dedicated to having their students excel in academics and athletics.
dean of students
New Castle Junior Senior High School
NEW CASTLE —
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