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District’s Newest Cohort of Young Scientists!

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From testing the strength of spaghetti to observing sleep time vs. screen time, students in Miller Avenue School used the scientific method for their informative and creative projects that were part of the school’s annual Science Fair and Evening Expo. Shoreham-Wading River High School students from Kevin Nohejl’s science classes served as judges who selected the first-place and honorable mention projects. Once they narrowed down the projects to the top three at each grade level, the budding scientists were invited to share information about their chosen topic.

“Our students have so many opportunities to engage in STEM activities and having older students serve as judges really adds to the authentic educational experience for them,” Principal Christine Carlson said.

The three first-place winners will represent the school at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Science Fair later in the spring.

Congratulations to kindergarteners, first-place winner Connor Nugent and honorable mention recipients Sean McGuire and Madison Tees; first-graders first-place winner Lucas Durfee and honorable mention recipients Samuel Marceau and Faith McKeirnan; and second-graders first-place winner Zachary Lister and honorable mention recipients Eve Calvert and Grant Connell.