District students shine at city science fair
ALBANY, N.Y. (April
2, 2018) – City
School District of Albany students earned medals galore at the recent
2018 Joseph Henry Science Fair.
District students took first place in all but one of the four areas of
competition and placed in all the categories at the March 23 contest for
budding Albany scientists ages 10-14.
Hosted by The College of Saint Rose, the annual Joseph Henry Science
Fair gives science-fair winners from individual schools throughout
Albany a forum to compete against each other and have their projects
judged on scientific merit.
Students competed individually or in teams in two grade groupings:
grades 4-6 and grades 7-8. Medals for first-, second- and third-place
prizes and honorable mentions were awarded to the top four science
projects in each category.
Grades 4-6 individual winners
– Sameya Khan (pictured at right), grade 6, Thomas O’Brien
Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST)
– Isadora Martinelli, grade 5, Pine Hills Elementary School
– Danny Gazda, grade 4, New Scotland Elementary School
– Caroline Baker, grade 4, Montessori Magnet School
Grades 4-6 team winners
– Juliana Blake and Katie Myers, grade 6, Stephen and Harriet Myers
– Isaac Allen and Julia Davis, grade 6, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle
– Peter Sang and
and Hector Smith III, grade 5, Delaware
– Ryan O’Connor and Owen Sears, grade 5, Montessori Magnet School
Grades 7-8 individual winners
First place –
Josie Sears, grade 7, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School
– Cosmo Martinelli, grade 7, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School
– Dorothy Sperry, grade 7, William S. Hackett Middle School
Grades 7-8 team winners
– Ami Aboki, Breanna Kelley and Zslone Mantica, grade 7, William S.
Hackett Middle School
Student projects ranged from simple to complex and spanned all major
areas of scientific study. Each project included a poster, data tables,
a data log and a three-dimensional component, such as the equipment used
to collect the data.
Projects were evaluated by a group of judges from
the scientific, technological and academic communities of the Capital
Region. Students were given the opportunity to discuss their projects
with each judge.
The mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
than 9,600 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.