Garrison School Announces Science Fair Winners

Will represent school at Tri-state Science Fair

The Garrison School announced the winners of its 2012 Science Fair, held from March 19– 22. Winners in the K-4 Biology category were: Sofia Wallis, Phelan Waldron, Aurora McKee, Solana McKee and Connor O’Reilly. Winners in the K-4 Physics category were: Madison Smith, Charlotte Dinitz, Victoria Ferguson and Hayden Mayer. Winners in the K-4 Earth Science category were: Mac Lake and Ben Strol; and the winner in the K-4 Chemistry category was Ava Rouxel.

First Place winners among grade 5-8  students were:  Chloe Davis in the Biology category; George Weed and Elijah DeRoche in the Chemistry category; Ben McGowan in the Math category; Carly Brief in the Earth Science category; and Yunus Solakoglu in the Physics category.  Second Place went to Kaelin Martin and Caitlin McCullough in the Biology category; Sophia Sburlati in the Chemistry category; Alexandra Angelopoulus in the Earth Science category; and Amanda Erickson and Henry Driscoll in the Physics category. Third Place went to Alexa Gagnon and Alii Sharpley in the Biology category; Derek Champi and Cameron Palikuca in the Chemistry category; and Will Bohl, Hudson Heckert and Macdara Heanue in the Physics category. Honorable Mentions went to Ted Northup, Evelyn Ashburn and Estella Struck for Physics; Matthew Hard, Lizzy Walker and John Marcinak for Chemistry; and Rose Lindbergh, Eddie Joe Barry, Xanni Vourliotis, Lucinda Strol, Kate Lisotta, Nicolette Thompson, Ethan Penner, Sara Labriola, Anna Northup, Emma Parks, David Higbee, Marina Martin and Isabella Davis for Biology.

All of the student winners were honored in a school-wide assembly on Friday, March 30.  First Place winners will represent the Garrison School at the Tri-County Science and Technology Fair being held on April 21 at the White Plains High School.

Garrison Principal Stephanie Impellittiere expressed pride in all of the participants.  “As we explore the world of science and look to helping students reach higher standards in this field, it is clear after seeing this year’s projects that our children are ready to face the exciting challenges that the world of science has to offer. Teachers, mentors and parents helped our students learn about their topics and reach their hypotheses. This enrichment experience was beneficial for everyone who participated in this year’s Science Fair.”

Science Fair co-chairs were Karen Cox and Jeanette Mayer, and this year’s mentors and judges included: Cathy Bakker, David Drotar, Lisa Mechaley, Linda Lomonaco, Chip Marks, Pete Salmansohn, Joe Waldron, Irina Northup, Jacquelyn Hokamp, Andy Revkin, Seamus Carroll and Seth Dinitz.
Photo courtesy of GUFS


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