Student scientists succeed

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Babylon Memorial Grade School recently hosted its annual science fair, which featured projects by students in grades three to six on a wide range of scientific research topics of their choice. Finalists from all four grades participated in individual interviews about their projects conducted by district science chair Melissa Callahan and high school science teacher Claire Donaldson. As a result, third grader Fin Nava, fourth grader Elizabeth Doherty, fifth grader Adam Miller and sixth grader Nathaniel Schubart were each awarded first place in their respective grade levels for their outstanding work. These budding scientists will advance to Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Elementary Science Fair Competition on May 9.

Besides curiosity, the students also had a variety of personal motivations for their research. Schubart, who won for his project “Does Recycling Education Improve Recycling Outcomes in Quality or Quantity?,” explained, “Not many people know what can and can’t be recycled so I decided to do a project that would benefit my family, my village and maybe even my state.”

The district congratulates the winners on their accomplishments and commends all who participated on their dedication to scientific inquiry.