LBHS Students Accepted to Columbia University Science Honors Program

Long Beach High School students Alyscia Batista and Joshua Kapilian have been selected by Columbia University to participate in their Science Honors Program for the 2017-18 school year. Out of almost 2,000 applicants, the two juniors are among only 400 students admitted to the program based on their test results, applications, recommendations and transcripts.  

Alyscia and Joshua will attend classes at Columbia on Saturdays throughout the school year. At Long Beach High School, they are successful science research students.  Joshua won second place in the New York Science and Engineering Fair’s Systems Software category during his freshman year and received recognition in the Molloy College Science Fair as a sophomore. He also participated in a set of advanced weekend courses in math as a through the Institute of Merit's Math Research Program. 

Both students are International Baccalaureate Diploma Program candidates and members of the National Honor Society.