PJAS—Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science—is an academic competition that both seventh and eighth graders participate in each year. Over the summer before this school year, each of the seventh and eighth grade students came up with and executed an experiment of their choice. This year we had a variety of projects ranging from the behavioral to physics categories. In late February, we went to California University of Pennsylvania to present our experiment presentations to a panel of judges. If the experiment scores a first place, then you move on to present your experiment at the state level of the competition which is held at Penn State.
This year the state competition at Penn State is taking place on the 15th, 16th, and 17th of May. We have ten students attending states this year. Six of which are from seventh grade and four of which are from eighth grade. The state level competition involves many students from different places across the state. I attended the trip to Penn State last year, and am going to be attending for a second time this year. The competition is much harder in Penn State, especially because there are many more students, all of which won first place scores in their region. Many of the people who are moving on to compete at the state level are fundraising to help pay for their trip. Overall PJAS is a fun and educational experience, and I am happy that I had the opportunity to participate in this academic competition for the past two years.http://thetrojannews.org/pjas-2016/http://thetrojannews.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/pjas-logo.pnghttp://thetrojannews.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/pjas-logo.pngGeneral