On January 8th five Cashton High School students participated in the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Lanesboro, MN. JSHS is designed to challenge and engage students in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers (http://www.jshs.org/).
Cashton was well represented at the symposium this year. This was the first year that three separate presentations from our school competed. Carrie Urbanek placed 5th, Amelia Korn placed 4th, and Ashley Thornton placed 3rd. All students won a $250 scholarshop to UW-LaCrosse and Ashley won a $1000 scholarship to an university of her choice. Ashley also earned a trip to the National Convention in Maryland this May. In May she will compete at the national level for additional scholarships.