On Friday, February 1, 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.
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 88 students who created 52 projects. Student projects were entered in the following categories: 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: Alexis Brown, Madison Everson, Olivia Mortas, Elsa Propper, Asa Woloszyn, Grace Morichelli, Keegan Ribble, Lucas Aldinger, Victoria Collins, Gavin Farino, Joshua Pierce, Jaden Mattimore, Carly Fura, Maria Toumbacaris, Emma Janes, Sarah Bacon, and Katelyn Hagadorn.
Participating judges were teachers, principals, retired professionals, professors from Syracuse University and graduate students from ESF who questioned and evaluated the student exhibitors and their projects. There were over 35 judges who participated in the event. Many of the judges commented on how innovative the projects were this year.
Students Receiving OUTSTANDING
Abigail Marchesani, Audrey Diddle, Maura Hennessy, Kyle Bastable, Paul Toumbacaris, Keira Braun, Enya Dafoe, Makayla Dunham, Inna Guleva, Madison Mayer, Karima Alshaikh, Allysia Curtis, Lauren Battaglia, Cooper Corcoran, Kendall Fenn, Erin Fortune, Kaitlyn Hoy, Anthony Mangano, Joseph Paoli, Austin Michalkow, Nicole Vasilev, Hannah Sparks, Emily Schiffer, Victoria Collins, Lucas Aldinger, Alexis Brown, Ava Morey-Farley, Grace Morichelli, Olivia Mortas, Asa Woloszyn, Jaden Mattimore, Joshua Pierce, Samantha Sapio, Elsa Propper, Keegan Ribble, Maria Toumbacaris, Carly Fura, Tatyana Peghee, Rodney Peghee
Students Receiving EXCELLENT
Angelina Allen, Brooke Owens, Rowan Prior, Calina Olson, Sofia Barba, Ryan Barr, Nicholas Barr, McKenzie Pomplas, Janie Kang, Riley Kittle, Mia Barnello, Patrick Ford, Brianna Dwyer, Olivia Vogan, Kayla Riley, Katherine Vogan, Gabriel Farino, Gavin Farino, Quintin Frese, Karolina Lata, Nicole Mavente, Ella McIntyre, Allison Shortslef, Rose Latessa, Osvaldo Valenzuela, Riley Abbott, Mariya Kostiv, Sarah Bacon, Emma Janes, Ella Thome, Emily Conklin, Madison Everson
Students Receiving VERY GOOD
Luke Alfieri, Christopher Watkins, Dillan Holzwarth, Molly Doran, Sidney Hamilton, Greta Propper, Michael Vetter, Logan Rowley, Ethan Farmer, Eyad Zahran, Jackson Humphrey, Hayden Reynolds, Bella Jaskula