On February 1, WGMS students displayed Science Fair projects that explained the results of their research to their fellow students, judges, and families who came in the evening to view the exhibits.
Each project was judged on the uniqueness of the problem, how well the hypothesis could be tested, design and procedures of the experiment, and how appropriately the materials and equipment were used to carry out the testing.
This year’s fair had 59 students who made 34 projects. Student projects were entered in the category for Human Sensory Perception, Psychology, Health and Consumer Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, and Engineering.
Science teachers and co-coordinators, Judy Allen and Maggie Barrett recognized eighth-grade students for their commitment to participating in the Science Fair each of their three years at West Genesee Middle School: Aidan Braun, Margaret Clancy, Julia McCann, Cameron Rosenthal, and Abigail Walsh.
Participating judges were teachers, principals, professors from LeMoyne College and Syracuse University, graduate students from ESF and professionals from Bristol Myers Squibb who questioned and evaluated the student exhibitors and their projects. They were over 42 judges who participated in the event. Many of the judges commented on how innovative the projects were this year.
Students Receiving OUTSTANDING
Margaret Clancy, Dillon Collier, Bridget Dunham, Carly Fura, Jaden Mattimore, Julia McCann, Emma McGiveron, Kerrigan Nish, Alicia Oberlender, Joshua Pierce, Elsa Propper, Cameron Rosenthal, Charles Searle, Hannah Sparks, Maria Toumbacaris, Abigail Walsh
Students Receiving EXCELLENT
Lucas Aldinger, Sarah Bacon, Alexis Brown, Victoria Collins, Cooper Corcoran, Justice Curry, Brianna Dwyer, Alana Eastman, Madison Everson, Gabriel Farino, Gavin Farino, Harley Gilbert, Maura Hennessy, Lamees Hussein, Mariya Kostiv, Jaidyn Kotlarz, Karolina Lata, Anthony Mangano, Joseph Martini, Nicole Mavente, Lily McDonough, Ruth Melnik, Grace Morichelli, Alison Offutt, Joseph Paoli, Benjamin Pietrafesa, Keegan Ribble, Julia Supernault, Ella Thome, Olivia Vogan
Students Receiving VERY GOOD
Aidan Braun, Michelina Colapaolo, Katelyn Hagadorn, Emma Janes, Kiley Kimpel, Rose Latessa, Sophia LeFevre, Brian Mahoney, Ella McIntyre, Molly McIntyre, Shane Palmieri, Luciano Paratore, Asa Woloszyn