Young WGMS Scientists Showcase their Projects

On February 12, West Genesee Middle School students displayed Science Fair projects that explained the results of their research to their fellow students, judges, and families who came to view the exhibits.

WGMS Science Fair Boy with JudgeEach 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 created 34 projects. Student projects were entered in the following categories: Human Sensory Perception, Psychology, Health and Consumer Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, and Engineering.

WGMS Science Fair 8th Grade StudentsScience teachers and co-coordinators, Maggie Barrett and Sue Bingham recognized six eighth-grade students for their commitment to participating in the Science Fair each of their three years at West Genesee Middle School: Cooper Corcoran, Karolina Lata, Rose LaTessa, Anthony Mangano, Joseph Paoli, and Hannah Sparks.

WGMS Science Fair JudgesParticipating judges were teachers, principals, retired professionals, professors and graduate students from The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, professors and graduate students from Cazenovia College, and engineers from Lockheed Martin, who questioned and evaluated the student exhibitors and their projects. There were over 40 judges who participated in the event. Many of the judges commented on how innovative the projects were and how composed and professionally students spoke this year.

Students Receiving OUTSTANDING

Tarik Duz, Landon Derbyshire, Brayden Carvel, Lily Pellegrino, Eliana Freeman, Evan Perkins, Paul Toumbacaris, Kyle Bastable, Abigail Marchesani, Riley Kittle, Austin Michalkow, Nicole Vasilev, Anthony Mangano, Lauren Battaglia, Erin Fortune, Kaitlyn Hoy, Emma Monaghan, Zoey Slater, Joseph Paoli, and Cooper Corcoran.

Students Receiving EXCELLENT

Michael Koltakov, Sydney Buckhout, Na’Deja Newkirk, Arjith Naru, Logan Scott, Angelo Caruso IV, Jack Dotzler, Noah Adams, Sarah Domin, Jocelyn Moses, Jakob DiMauro, Angelina Allen, Keira Braun, Laura Davis, Madison Mayer, Jonathan Shoults, Michael Vetter, Peyton Rosenthal, Joseph Mazzoni, Hannah Sparks, Allison Shortslef, Kelly McManus, Karolina Lata, Jillian Halko, and Peyton Long.

Students Receiving VERY GOOD

Dylan Frost, Connor Hewitt, Emily Neves, Michelle Nuzzo, Jocelyn Andrews, Calina Olson, Penelope Ruge, Dillan Holzwarth, Christopher Watkins, Jayden Martino, Julianna Sagneri, Rose LaTessa, Karima Alshaikh and Haley Arocho

WGMS Science Fair All Participants