The Junior Academy of Science (JAS) students gets to do their own individual research projects. They then get to present and get judged when they go to science fairs.
The club promotes student interest in science.
The regional competition is at Penn State Altoona. The state competition is at Penn State University in April.
JAS allows students to win scholarships and college recognition.
“I been teaching this club for about 10 years I took over for a teacher that retired,” club adviser David Borst said.
Students may enjoy the competitions and go to elementary schools to work with the younger students and help them do small science projects.
Club members take trips before Thanksgiving and in March, visiting college science programs.