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Nearly 200 area students participated in The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. The academic competition tested the high school students’ knowledge of physics and engineering through a series of quizzes and hands-on challenges. Students competed individually and in teams.

The competition was organized by the University’s Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering with the purpose of encouraging more students to pursue careers in physics and engineering. The Joseph Kane Estate, the University’s Financial Aid Office, the Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering and students in the University’s physics and electrical engineering program support the Hayes Family Science Competition for high school physics and engineering students.

Riverside High School team one participated in the team competition.

From left, seated: University of Scranton physics instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Cris Toraldo and Huner Talipski. Standing: Jacob Fried, Sierra Santariero, Jason Holman, Kala Deininger, Madline Evans, Norah Zippitelli and Anthony DeFrancesco.

Riverside High School team two participated in the team competition From left: Truncale, Toraldo and Tyler Pawlikowski. Standing: Kevin Kearney, Natalie Sottile, Kerilyn Pon, Natalie Schield, Drew Caliano, Kyle Creedon and Charles Ponas.