Talk of Tesla at Prodell History Club

Talk of Tesla at Prodell History Club photo
The Albert G. Prodell Middle School National History Club welcomed Mr. Neil Baggett from the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe on Jan. 23. Prodell Middle School seventh-grader Carly Mulroy interviewed Mr. Baggett for her research on Nikola Tesla for her National History Day project.

Mr. Baggett serves on the Board of Directors of the Shoreham-based organization that serves as a regional science, education and technology center at the site of Tesla’s last existing laboratory.

Carly and students Allie Kall and Alex Zhang (seventh-grade) and eighth-graders Natalie Casey, Melanie Hagen, Anja Minty and Aaron Russell will take part in the 2019 National History Day competition at Hofstra University on Sunday, March 31. This year’s theme is Triumph and Tragedy.

“As the students learned of the legacy that Tesla left, they are also learning that the hard work that they are putting into their research projects will culminate in participating in this distinguished competition,” club adviser and social studies teacher Danielle Senneca said. “I am proud of their efforts and enthusiasm for the project.”