New Hyde Park Memorial High School Science Research Program students in grades 8-12 participated in the Long Island Water Quality Challenge, a STEAM competition presented by the Long Island Regional Planning Council in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Teams submitted proposals on how their school can reduce nitrogen pollution by improving either low-input landscaping or stormwater treatment programs.
Three New Hyde Park Memorial proposals were declared winners of the challenge, and each was awarded a $2,500 grant to carry out their plan during the next school year.
At the Junior Level, eighth-graders Oishik Saha, Naman Maniar, Asmita Saha, Alan Pulinthanathu, Jash Mody and Tessa Lalson were recognized for their submission, “An Enhanced Stormwater Treatment System.”
At the Senior Level, 10th graders Sahara John, Priya Persaud, Aditi Kaur, Christina Wilson and Isabella Prada won for their “Go G.R.E.E.N” plan; and ninth graders Ashley Pulinthanathu, Aparna Shibu and Rubianne Simon and 11th graders Anitta Kottai, Sanjit Menon and Jeremiah Varghese won for “Project E.A.R.T.H.”