Tyler Bissoondial Awarded High Honors

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On June 8, Grand Avenue Middle School student Tyler Bissoondial was awarded High Honors at the New York State Science Congress in Syracuse, for his project titled, “The Isolation and Characterization of Salt Tolerant Mutant in Raphanus sativus.”

This achievement is equivalent of second place.

Bissoondial will attend John F. Kennedy High School in the fall, but will return to Grand Avenue to serve as president of the Students Network of Cooperative Science, a peer-mentoring club, advised by science teacher Tami Cruz. The club pairs high school and middle school students, working together on science research projects.