Long Island Science Congress winners in West Hempstead


The West Hempstead School District was well represented by students from both the middle and high school during the Long Island Science Congress on April 9 and 10. Fourteen West Hempstead students earned awards for their presentations.

High school students Jordan DeJesus and Jaci Gillen were each presented with the achievement award for their projects in the Senior Division. Raees Bacchus, Barrett Schenk, Nicholas Solar and Sophia Varone all earned honorable mention awards.

Middle school student Ariana DeJesus earned the achievement award for the Junior Division while Lauren Ford and Grace Leppard were each presented with the meritorious award. Xharlize Avila, Christina Gabayan, Xavi Galdamez-Febus and Matthew Watterson all earned honorable mention accolades.

“Our students performed very well and should be proud of their accomplishment,” said STEM director Joseph Cangemi.

Compiled by Nakeem Grant