To celebrate the success of students in the independent science research program, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School hosted its second annual Science Research Symposium.
     
High school science chairperson Renee Locker and class adviser Jean Ann Crespo began the event by welcoming the room of family, students, administrators, faculty, invited guests and members of the board of education and commending the science students for their hard work. Following a video presentation, Tyler Parks, representative from the office of Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, presented Locker with a Citation for the school’s science research program.
 
Students individually as well as with their research partner took to the podium to share some key points and highlights about the research they conducted. Throughout the event, Locker acknowledged individuals who have been instrumental to the success of the science research program and helping the students with their research projects. On display were awards and monetary checks the science research students earned from some of the prestigious competitions they attended which include Long Island Science and Engineering Fair, the Babylon Covantage EcoTech Scholarship Contest, Science Olympiad and Long Island Science Congress.
 
The district congratulates the following students for their success in the science research program: Jackson Bright, Ajhani Carroll, Kelly Cheung, Jade Dickenson, Osazuwa Eghafona, Aaron Eng, Mariana Espinoza, Brittany Faustin, Tatiana Henry, James Holland, Carla Jackson, Shari Jackson, Faith McCombs, Kriyal Patel, Brayan Pena, Kembalee Rolle, Owen Rosenberg, Alexandra Saczawa, Joshua Taveras, Nathanya Thelusma and Sofie Wilson.