Heritage Middle School Celebrates the 15th Annual Saturnelli Science Fair
On Saturday, April 6th, Heritage Middle School hosted an exciting event that encourages students to think like young scientists, it’s the15th Annual Saturnelli Science Fair, named in honor of former NECSD Superintendent Dr. Annette Saturnelli.
Over 225 projects were entered by students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades and ranged in topics from bio-engineering, behavioral and social sciences, microbiology, chemistry, plant sciences, medicine and health sciences, cellular and molecular biology, electrical and mechanical engineering, to name but a few.
Over the course of a few months, our middle school students designed science projects that use the scientific method to solve a problem: identifying a problem, developing a hypothesis, designing an experiment, analyzing their data and making a conclusion based on that data.
Students developed skills in writing, oral presentation, creative thinking, and problem solving. Students are judged on the quality of their work, depth of difficulty, and experimental design, as revealed by their written and oral presentations.
Students from Mount Saint Mary College as well as NFA’s Science Honor Society served as judges for the science fair. “These judges did a phenomenal job, ensuring that the judging process was fair and that it was a positive experience for our junior scientists.”
A very special thank you to Pizza Mia for their generous donation, providing our judges with lunch.
Thank you to the Heritage Middle School PTO as well for providing snacks and beverages to our competing junior scientists throughout the science fair.
8th Grade Winners:
3rd Place: Cadence Secreto & Jazzmine Warner
2nd Place: Tatianna Gomes & Mikaili Gibbs
1st Place: Quinston Leathers
8th Grade Honorable Mentions:
Inez OShea &Izaria Dicks
Nicholas Ramos & Kevin Novella
7th Grade Winners:
Zoey Phemister-Jimenez 2nd Place
Richard Chen 1st Place
Maya Parodo 3rd Place
7th grade Honorable Mentions:
6th Grade Winners:
2nd Place Taylor Costain
1st Place Zara Tranquada
3rd Place Lindsey Dando
6th Grade Honorable Mentions:
Samantha Gallic Velez
TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (email@example.com).