AHS SY 10 11 Joy Ortiz JSHS Write Up April 2011 by gv35B81


									   Antilles High School Senior Earns Top Honors in Junior Science Humanities
   Symposia and Will Represent DoDEA – NY/VA/PR District in San Diego, CA

April 14, 2011

Antilles High School at Fort Buchanan P.R. is extremely proud to announce that senior
student Joy Ortiz has earned third place at the regional Junior Science and Humanities
Symposia (JSHS) for the PR region and was awarded a scholarship of one thousand
dollar ($1000) to be sent to the university of her choice. She will be representing the NY,
VA, and Puerto Rico School District at the 49th National Junior Science & Humanities
Symposium in San Diego, California from April 27 - May 1, 2011.

  Joy Ortiz’s project is entitled “Eco-home: A Design Toward a Sustainable Future”, is
a topic that is very close to her heart as she is a soon-to-be architecture student at the
prestigious School of Architecture at Cornell University. Mrs. Iliada Sierra is her science
teacher at AHS, and she is working with Dr. De Jesus, the local coordinator for this
activity to help them gather the data, analyze the statistics, and finalize the format of the
presentation for the national symposium. She will be traveling with the local coordinator,
Dr. De Jesus, and will be in close contact through email and phone conversations with
Mrs. Sierra to continue to provide the needed help for them to succeed in such an
important event.

Mrs. Sierra has made it clear that she believes that the emphasis in inquiry-based and
project-based learning that has been thoroughly implemented in the science department
in AHS in recent years has been vital to make this possible.

This is the second year in a row that an Antilles High School student earns top
recognition at this nationally-renowned scientific forum. Joy Ortiz is the daughter of Dr.
Nilsa Ortiz, an educator with the DoDEA PR District. Antilles High School is extremely
proud of this accomplishment reached by one of its students.

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