Lawrentians Create a Buzz at Central Jersey Brain Bee
Congratulations to Liana Raguso ‘20, whose second place finish at the Central Jersey Regional Brain Bee earned her a spot as an alternate at the 2019 USA Brain Bee Championship, to be held April 12-24 at the Penn State College of Medicine (Hershey, Pa.).
The Brain Bee is part of an annual international competition for high school students testing their knowledge in the field of neuroscience, run by the Society for Neuroscience based in Washington D.C., the largest professional neuroscience society in the world. National Brain Bees winners from around the world will go on to compete in the 2019 International Brain Bee in which will be held in September in Daegu, South Korea.
Raguso, along with Elyssa Chou ‘20, Nikita Coppesetti ‘22, and Ashley Lee ‘21, competed at Regionals as members of Lawrenceville’s Medical League on February 9 at the Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in New Brunswick, N.J. The Bee consists of three rounds of testing. Both Raguso and Lee made it to the second round.
“The other students that made it to the final round came from a school that has a course devoted solely to preparing for this competition,” noted Science Master Nicole Lantz. “The fact that Liana studied in her free time and made it so far is really impressive.”
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