36 area high school seniors are presented with the Frank G. Paul Medal of Excellence in Math and Science today at SUNY Broome's Decker Health Sciences Center.

Students received medals alongside certificates, and the top students received cash awards as well.

Recipients who plan on attending SUNY Broome will also be considered for the Francis and Lillian Paul stem program scholarship.

Francis and Lillian Paul's Daughter Rebecca Komorowski had this to say to the recipients, "When you receive your medal today, you hold it in a dear spot. Please hold on to it and wear it for your graduation and be proud because you too, you all in math and science. The two I'm thinking of have done excellent and you are proving what excellence is."

Students receiving those scholarships may also be eligible to receive the transfer scholarship upon graduation to complete their bachelor's degree.