Huntington seniors Shannon Kehoe, Jasjeet Kaur, Nicolas DiPietro and Luca D’Anna captured Long Island Science Congress honors after sensational four year runs through the high school’s science research program.
Ms. Kehoe and Ms. Kaur garnered LI Science Congress High Honors along with the Suffolk County Science Teachers Association awards. This marks the second consecutive year the duo has garnered these awards.
Jasjeet Kaur and Shannon Kehoe with their LI Science Congress and Suffolk Science Teacher Assn. awards.
Ms. Kehoe has been recruited by Canisius College in Buffalo to play on its NCAA Division I volleyball team. She is currently undecided on an academic major. Ms. Kaur plans to attend Stony Brook University and study biology in preparation for a career in the medical field.
“I have always felt supported and feel I have been fully prepared for further education in the sciences,” Ms. Kaur said. “The teachers have all been great. Mrs. [Deborah] Beck probably stands out the most to me. Her love and enthusiasm is both inspiring and motivating.”
Both Ms. Kehoe and Ms. Kaur have earned top grades over the past four years. Both have been recognized as Distinguished Seniors.
“Over the last two years, Jasjeet and I worked on and modified our research,” Ms. Kehoe said. “We are thrilled to win these awards two years in a row. We couldn’t have done it without the help of our science research teachers, Mrs. [Lori] Kenny and Mrs. Beck, as well as other staff in the science department.”
The Long Island Science Congress also bestowed “honors” on Messrs. D’Anna and DiPietro. The pair has shined in the high school’s science research program. Mr. D’Anna intends to pursue a degree in coastal environmental studies at Stony Brook University. Mr. DiPietro plans to study wildlife ecology and conservation sciences at Washington State University.
“I am very pleased to have been given the opportunity to compete for an award from the Long Island Science Congress right from the start at Huntington High School,” Mr. DiPietro said. “The fact that my partner and I won an award this year, with help from our school’s science department, is an even greater joy. I am very pleased with what Huntington’s science department has given me over the years regarding science opportunities, such as the project I developed in the research course as well as providing the means to achieve the award we just received.”