Ashburn, VA (June 9, 2015) – Marissa Sumathipala, a freshman from Broad Run High School, was among the national winners at the 2015 National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) held from April 29th to May 2nd in Hunt Valley, Md.
Sumathipala, who placed seventh, was among eight winners recognized for her excellence in the science research poster presentation. The eight winners came from a field of 121 national competitors representing 48 regions. Sumathipala was the only Virginia student to win an award at the national competition.
Virginia was represented by a delegation of four at the 2015 National JSHS competition; three were from LCPS. The LCPS students included seniors Dor Friedman, of Dominion High School and the Loudoun Academy of Science; Neha Goswami, of Potomac Falls High School and the Academy of Science; and Sumathipala. They qualified to represent Virginia at the state competition held March 20th at James Madison University.