SAHS junior named STEM Scholar of Distinction

June 01, 2018
Haley Jostes

Stillwater Area High School junior Haley Jostes has been named a STEM Scholar of Distinction by the Minnesota Department of Education. She was one of just 53 students honored in the state. Jostes was recognized for her science project: Using Ceratophyllum Demersum as a Water Filter and Fertilizer in an Organic Farming Cycle.

Jostes has been busy presenting her research paper nationally and internationally. She participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Jostes, along with SAHS junior Everett Kroll, were among 1,800 high school students from 75 countries who attended.

Jostes also participated in the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at the National Symposium in Hunt Valley, Maryland. That event brought together 230 high school students who qualified by submitting and presenting original research papers in regional symposia held at universities nationwide.

In June, Jostes will take part in the Genius Olympiad, an international high school project competition about environmental issues hosted by the State University of New York Oswego.