Strong showing by district at citywide science fair
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
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
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
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