Congratulations to Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart students who have winning down to a science! On Saturday, May 1, sixteen Upper School and Middle School students presented their science research and engineering projects at Massachusetts State Science Fairs and twelve students were named winners.
Massachusetts State High School Science Fair
At the 60th annual MA State Science and Engineering Fair held April 30-May 1 at the MIT Johnson Athletic Center, 388 of the most outstanding high school students displayed their projects in scientific research and engineering. Visitors were wowed by the depth of research, innovation, understanding of science, and presentation by the students, mainly juniors and seniors. At the concluding event awards ceremony, three Newton Country Day freshmen took their place in the winners’ circle. E. Thompson ’13 (“Food for Health”) and S. Fox ’13 (“All Hands on Deck!”) each received Third Place Awards and K. Schneeberger ’13 (“How Old is Your Star Witness?”) received an Honorable Mention Award. Thompson and Schneeberger were presented Prentice Hall Book Awards. Fox was presented the American Society of Safety Engineers Award. Additionally, Thompson and Fox are alternates for prestigious college and university scholarships.
Massachusetts Region V Science Fair
Twelve Newton Country Day Middle School students put their research and experimental findings and their original engineering projects to the test before MA Region V Science Fair judges at Regis College. The dozen Newton students were among 95 Middle School presenters at the Fair. G. Nicolazzo ’14 (“Right on Track”), K. Ober ’15 (“Are You Stuck on the Band-Aid Brand?”), and S. Sgroi ’15 (“Which Mouthwash Works the Best?”) each won Honorable Mention Awards. They will move on to the June 5th Massachusetts Middle School State Science Fair to be held at Worcester Technical High School. Also invited to present at the state level are: G. Famolare ’14 (“Click-It or Crack-It”), M. Mederios ’14 and S. Taylor ’14 (“The Slower Coaster”), E. Quirk ’14 and C. Galligan ’14 (“Soaring to Glory”), S. Spellman ’15 (“Does Temperature Affect the Activity Level of Crickets?”), and A. Utzschneider ’15 (“Hold That Heat”).
Congratulations to the Science Fair project presenters and their Newton Country Day School teachers: Ms. Melissa Bleakney, Ms. Loren Cerami, Mrs. Mary-Louise Coates, Ms. Kathleen Donahue, Ms. Genevieve Fein, Dr. Amanda Mead, Mr. Michael Scanlon, and Dr. Rebecca Sen.