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Strong showing by district at citywide science fair

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 26, 2019) -- Once again, City School District of Albany students cleaned up in medals at the 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 22 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

First place – Rosie Madden, grade 5, Montessori Magnet School

Third place – Karly Grant, grade 6, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School

Honorable mention – Isadora Martinelli, grade 6, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School


Grades 4-6 team winners

Second place – Evie Blake, Amani Waxman and Maria Marcou-O’Malley, grade 4, Montessori Magnet School

Honorable mention – Aiden Kelly and Ya’ir Sasson, grade 6, Myers Middle School


Grades 7-8 individual winners

First place – Zane Sears (pictured above right), grade 8, Myers Middle School

Honorable mention – Shanyah McNeil, grade 7, William S. Hackett Middle School


Grades 7-8 team winners

First place – Maisie Sagass and Anaya Zullo, grade 7, Myers Middle School

Second place -- Izzy Hypnarowski and Nila Russo, grade 7, William S. Hackett Middle School

Third place -- Katie Myers and Meagan Strong, grade 7 Myers 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 educate and prepare all students for college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our diverse community. The district serves approximately 9,500 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.

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