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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Legislator Donnelly Honors Half Hollow Hills STEM Student

Legislator Donnelly Honors Half Hollow Hills STEM Student Cassandra Ye

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Huntington Station) recently joined the Half Hollow Hills School District in honoring Cassandra Ye, a Half Hollow Hills High School East sophomore who has been selected as one of only five Long Island delegates for the 56th National Junior Sciences and Humanities Symposium (JSHS).

Ms. Yee was honored at the March 19 Board of Education meeting in Dix Hills. The JSHS science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) competition promotes original research and experimentation at the high school level and recognizes students for outstanding achievements in STEM. Ms. Yee’s project suggested the existence of a stress-response pathway in an aquatic plant which could be used to alleviate the harmful effects of heavy metal pollutants on plants. She will present her findings at the Symposium, to be held May 2-5 in Hunts Valley, MD.

“I commend Cassandra Ye for her dedication and hard work that resulted in her selection for this prestigious symposium and was privileged to honor her,” said Legislator Donnelly. “She makes the entire community proud.”

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Pictured left, Legislator Tom Donnelly honored Half Hollow Hills East Sophomore Cassandra Ye (center) on her selection as a delegate to the prestigious 56th National Junior Sciences and Humanities Symposium. Joining in congratulating her were Cassandra’s mother Shu Song (second), father Shengyi Ye (second from right) and Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education John O’Farrell (far right).

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