Headed to Columbia
Huntington High School sophomore Cindythia Harajono is going to Columbia University this summer for a specialized science program for top high school students.
A dedicated student with an expressed a desire to study psychology and explore its many unanswered questions, Ms. Harajono is enrolled in Huntington High School's science research course. Her course project involves the study of memory in students and adults.
A love for the sciences motivated Ms. Harajono applied for admission to Columbia's competitive summer science program and was delighted to learn she has been accepted.
"The program introduces student to the concepts, principles and theories in psychology," explained Lori Kenny, a science teacher who heads Huntington High School's science research program. "She will have the opportunity to attend lectures while also designing a new project and presenting her research at the end of the program."
Ms. Harajono was a student in Mrs. Kenny's honors biology course. In it she carried out an intensive research project involving short-term memory. "Her effort and love for the topic revealed her desire to do research and specifically explore psychology," Mrs. Kenny said.
The sophomore has become a leader in Huntington's science research course, involving herself in academic competitions, assisting in classroom activities and becoming a serious research student who seeks perfection in the development of her research design.
Columbia's summer science program seems like a perfect fit for Ms. Harajono. "I believe this program will allow her to reach her goals and inspire her peers in the Huntington community," Mrs. Kenny said.