Congratulations to high school junior Elizabeth McDyer for her selection as the Grand Essayist in this year's Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research High School Essay Contest. As the Grand Essayist, Elizabeth will receive a certificate and a $500 award at a ceremony in Hershey, PA on June 1st.
This award recognizes students who artfully demonstrate a superior understanding of the connection between their life and biomedical research. The topic of the essay was "Biomedical Research and My Life." Elizabeth's essay addressed how pig replacement parts and 3D printing saved a family member's life through heart surgery. Elizabeth was recognized at the May 21 School Board meeting. Mrs. Pam Harris assisted Elizabeth with her submission process.