MIHS wins honors at Student BioExpo

Mercer Island High School biotechnology students in Jamie Cooke's class participated in the recent Student BioExpo sponsored by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR). NWABR's Student Bio Expo is a year-long program that provides a platform for students to learn about and showcase their knowledge of biotechnology, biomedicine and bioethics.

Nineteen students from the MIHS Biotechnology class competed in eight categories at the BioExpo against over 300 other top science students for the local area.

11 students were recognized with awards:
Art: Evie Clarke, 1st place

Career Pathways: Valentina Muti, 1st place and Tory Beutelspacher, 2nd place

SeaVuria Kenya collaboration: Lilly Evans-Riera and Isabelle Knowles, 1st place

Molecular Modeling: Collette Li, 2nd place, Zach Leung- Honorable mention

Journalism: Kayla Lee, 3rd place

Creative Writing: Tess Ritcey, 3rd place, Shelby Shepherd, Honorable Mention

Teaching: Hannah Sidney, 3rd place