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Duluth East student chosen to present paper in DC

Pictured are (front row, from left) Christine Neumann, Tim Renier, Jessica Stone and Taylor Leyrer, (back row) Crystal Moynan, Lauren Loeb, Adrianna Pollak, Madison Pallin, Kassidy Steen and Caleb Charon.

Submitted by Cynthia Welsh, Cloquet Senior High School science teacher

Tim Renier, a junior at Duluth East, was one of two students chosen from the Tri-State Junior Science and Humanities Symposium to present his research paper titled “Hand Hygiene Gone Viral: A study of student involvement in a social media campaign as a method of bringing hand hygiene to the masses” at the national symposium April 23-27 in Washington, D.C. Renier was advised by Robin Churchill of Holy Rosary School and James Boulger of the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School.

In addition, nine students from Cloquet Senior High School presented their research at the Tri-State JSHS including: Crystal Moynan, Lauren Loeb, Adrianna Pollak, Madison Pallin, Kassidy Steen, Caleb Charon, Christine Neumann, Jessica Stone and Taylor Leyrer. The Cloquet students were mentored by Cynthia Welsh.

JSHS is designed to challenge and engage students in grades 9-12 in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original scientific research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. This process helps high school students develop skills in the application of science content to solve a problem or gain new knowledge, writing a paper, and communicating results.