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White Plains Students Receive Awards At Science, Humanities Symposium

Left to right: Aneri Suthar, Teacher Kimberly Fleming and Rizza Estacio.
Left to right: Aneri Suthar, Teacher Kimberly Fleming and Rizza Estacio. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Two White Plains High School students from the school’s Science Research Program received awards and recognition at the Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Saturday, Feb. 7 at John Jay High School in Cross River.

Junior Aneri Suthar placed third in the display category for her proposed research, entitled “Chemically Induced Drought Resistance in Food-Bearing Plants through the Use of Phenolic Compounds.”

Senior Rizza Estacio placed fourth in the speaker category for her research, entitled “A Functional Analysis of the Sodium Multivitamin Transporter.” Rizza has qualified to present at the Regional JSHS competition in Albany on Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13.

Kimberly Fleming teaches the Science Research Program at White Plains High School.

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