For the second time in three years, a team from the Jewish High School of Connecticut (JHSC) in Woodbridge has made the top 10 percent in the ExploraVision competition, organized by the National Science Teachers Association. By placing in the top 10 percent out of 14,000 entries, the JHSC team is one of only four teams in Connecticut to reach this level of distinction – and the highest ranked 9th grade team in the state.
In the Toshiba-sponsored competition, teams researched and selected an emerging technology and explored its creation, function and operation. In addition, they projected their chosen technology 20 years into the future and prepared an in-depth report that conveyed their vision of how it might develop. The JHSC team’s submission was the ‘Graphilter’, which uses reverse osmosis through a graphene filter, to purify water supplies.
JHSC principal Dr. Paul Castle extended his congratulations to team members, as well as team mentor, 11th grader Eva Gerber of Woodbridge, who also served as captain of the 2012 team, “for their commitment to the project over many months, their resilience, their teamwork and their well-deserved success.”
Members of the winning JHSC team include: (l-r)
sophomore Alexandra Frenzel of Milford and
freshmen Jacques Ben-Avie of New Haven,
Katya Labowe-Stoll of New Haven and Rafi Brodie