Westhampton Beach High School sophomores Maddie Donahue and Val Finke have been awarded a $500 gift card after earning an honorable mention for a video presentation they created as part of Northwell Health’s Spark Challenge.

The two science research students produced a video presentation of their poster submission after the original in-person presentation that had been scheduled was canceled due to COVID-19. Their project began after they and their classmates shadowed medical professionals at Southside Hospital as part of the Spark Challenge. Using the information that they gained from that experience, they collaborated virtually to present, through video, an informative poster about cardiothoracic physician’s assistants — the career that they chose to highlight after the shadowing experience.