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People gather to ask questions as 13 students from Juan Diego Catholic High School's Academy of Science program present their findings during a poster symposium at the Skaggs Pharmacy Building at the University of Utah on Monday. While many high school students have been enjoying summer vacation, the 13 students have spent the last eight weeks conducting scientific research at the U.'s College of Pharmacy in order to obtain a special Academy of Sciences designation on their student transcripts. Students at the Draper school may enter the Academy of Sciences track during their freshman or sophomore year, and they must complete several requirements to receive the designation. The requirements include conducting independent research; participating in a nationally recognized science competition; completing several Advance Placement courses; participating in science extracurricular activities; and performing service projects related to the sciences, such as tutoring or volunteering at a science summer camp.