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Sleepy Hollow Junior Places Second At Science Conference

Sleepy Hollow High School junior Javiera Morales won second place at the International Engineering Energy Environment Project Olympiad (ISWEEEP).
Sleepy Hollow High School junior Javiera Morales won second place at the International Engineering Energy Environment Project Olympiad (ISWEEEP). Photo Credit: Contributed

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Sleepy Hollow High School junior Javiera Morales recently earned second place at the International Engineering Energy Environment Project Olympiad (ISWEEEP) in Houston, Texas.

Morales presented her science research project, "The Correlation between Forest Fragmentation and Invasive Herbaceous Plant Presence in a Deciduous Forest Habitat."

She competed against 385 students from 66 different countries and earned second place honors in the environment category. Additionally, she was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Texas Tech University department of plant and soil science.