LSU Health Shreveport hosted the Louisiana Junior Science Humanities and Symposium (JSHS), one of 48 regional JSHS competitions, which features presentations of original research conducted by high school students from around the state of Louisiana. Five regional finalists are awarded an expense-paid trip to National Symposium held in Bethesda, Maryland, and three finalists are eligible to receive scholarship awards totaling $4,500.

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The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program is jointly sponsored by the United States Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, in cooperation with leading research universities throughout the nation. The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed JSHS on the NASSP Advisory List of Contests and Activities. JSHS is designed to challenge and engage students in grades 9-12 in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers.

Congratulations to the regional finalists headed to the national Junior Science and Humanities Symposium competition and to the Outstanding Teacher in Advancing STEM: Sam Loftus (New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy).

Winner of JSHS 2020 competition

Joseph Clary
Caddo Magnet HS
1st place
$2,000 scholarship

Winner of JSHS 2020 competition

Grace Sun
Caddo Magnet HS
2nd place
$1,500 scholarship

Ashini Modi
Caddo Magnet HS
3rd place
$1,000 scholarship

Winner of JSHS 2020 competition

Diya Desai
Caddo Magnet HS
4th place

Winner of JSHS 2020 competition

Rachel Pizzolato
John Curtis Christian School
5th place

Jay Iyer
Baton Rouge Magnet HS
Poster Competition
1st place

Winner of JSHS 2020 competition

Sarah Harris
St. Joseph Academy in Baton Rouge
Poster Competition
2nd place

2020 Symposium

Louisiana Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

2020 Symposium

Louisiana Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

2020 Symposium

Louisiana Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

2020 Symposium

Louisiana Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

2020 Symposium

Louisiana Junior Science and Humanities Symposium