On March 19 2014, two familiar students from our own New Hope-Solebury High School were recognized for their achievements in the Bucks County Research Competition, held at Delaware Valley College.
Maggie and Sam Czupich, students at NHS high school, put their science skills to the test in this recent competition, with Maggie winning first place in the biochemistry category, and Sam receiving a special acknowledgment and a $100 award for his accomplishments in the math category.
Maggie, who came up with a idea that may be a more effective way to attempt to cure liver cancer, moved on to districts. Although Sam did not take first place in his category, he wowed the judges with his sports helmet that’s specialized in absorbing impact so that athletes have less of a chance of getting a concussion.
The competitors were scored mainly on their presentation and how effectively they explained their project. Other factors that went into the judging process were an understanding of their topic, the design of their poster, how thorough their research was, and topic originality. New Hope is proud of their accomplishments and we hope to see more New Hope students compete at this level in future years.