PJAS First Awardees

Eighteen seventh and eighth grade students from Butler Catholic School participated in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Regional Competition at Slippery Rock University on February 25, 2017. The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) is a statewide organization designed to stimulate and promote interest in science among its members through the development of research projects and investigations.

Of the eighteen students that participated, fourteen received first awards.  These students will go on to compete at the state level at Pennsylvania State University on May 14-16, 2017.  In eighth grade, the first awardees were: John Keelan, Mason Grenci, Robert Lipnichan, Sean LeMay, Diesel Losch, Camden Rockcastle, Josiah McConnell, Andrew VanFossen and Caitlin Peratt.  In seventh grade, the first awardees were: Bridget Feczko, Lacy Zagurskie, Grace Foehringer, Kathryn Ravasio and Nicholas Benec.  Special congratulations to eighth grader Caitlin Peratt and seventh grader Nicholas Benec, who both also received a perfect score and a Director’s award.