A Syosset High School senior took home a silver medal in an international science competition.
Syosset High School senior Jared Katzen earned a silver medal for his project in the environment category at the 2014 International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, Environment Project Olympiad, or I-SWEEP, in Houston, according to the school district's website.
This past summer, Jared spent six weeks conducting research on coral reef ecosystems in a small fishing village in Belize with the Blue Ventures group. I-SWEEEP is a science fair aiming to nurture research based on alternative solutions for sustainable energy. He competed against 385 projects from 66 countries and 44 states in the final round of competition.