Junior heading to semifinals
Junior Rebecalyn Barber qualified as a semifinalist in the USA Biology Olympiad competition. In order to qualify, she had to score in the top 10 percent of more than 5,300 students who took the open exam.
Rebecalyn is one of approximately 38 New York students and 464 students nation-wide who qualified for the semifinals. As a semifinalist, Rebecalyn will take a college-level biology exam that includes short answer and multiple choice questions. The semifinal competition is in April and next step will be the national finals.