Eleven Lower Merion High School students recently participated in the 10th annual Annenberg Science Symposium at Lankenau Hospital. The symposium, an initiative spearheaded by Main Line Health, offers high school students an early opportunity to learn about healthcare and provide youth with exposure to science and medicine.
Lower Merion’s team presented research on their topic, You Want a Piece of Me?: Organ Transplantation, in a well-designed PowerPoint presentation and performed an original skit portraying what a person goes through while undergoing a kidney transplant from a living donor before taking questions from a distinguished panel of judges.
For their efforts, the Lower Merion contingent - composed of students Miranda White, Yujin Jang, Elizabeth Legesse, Jenny Tsai, Mahmoud Hallak, Emily Hershorin, Jennifer Crainic, Jessica Rothman, Nina Pant, Olumayowa Olujohungbe and Jana Breck - took home the “Most Comprehensive Assessment of a Complex Healthcare and Society Issue Award” based on their in-depth and thorough analysis of organ transplantation.
Started in 2004, when the Annenberg Center for Medial Education at Lankenau Medical Center defined “outreach to the community” as part of its mission, the Annenberg High School Science Symposium was established to inspire the interest of high school students in science, medicine and healthcare.