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September 23, 2018

Phoenix High School Students Showcase Climate Change Research


PHOENIX – Climate change was in focus during the annual Earth Science Honors Research Symposium held May 4 at John C. Birdlebough High School.

Phoenix Central School District students pose for a group photo after the recent Earth Science Honors Research Symposium.

Phoenix Central School District students pose for a group photo after the recent Earth Science Honors Research Symposium.

Susan Sharp’s sophomore honors students presented in-depth research projects to an audience of family and friends.

The presentations detailed a variety of issues related to global warming and explored ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

“Carbon dioxide and other gases that warm the air are increasing faster today than any other period,” students explained.

Each student discussed the impact of climate change and concluded their research with an oral presentation.

Sophomores Grace Arnold, Hailey Goudy, Tina Li, Sarah Thorn, Theresa Uhl and Grace Vestigo earned medals for their research, while the Principal’s Choice Award went to Savannah Neupert for her overall presentation titled, “How Does Climate Change Influence Natural Disasters?”

“As I watched each presentation, I was very proud of them,” Sharp said. “They’re working at the college level and they have really accomplished a tremendous amount.”

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