Students excel at citywide science fair

Three girls in sit in front of their science project named #Germs

With topics ranging from bridges to plants to rainbows, City School District of Albany students took first place in all four categories at the 2022 Joseph Henry Science Fair.

Hosted by The College of Saint Rose, the annual Joseph Henry Science Fair gives science-fair winners from individual schools throughout Albany a forum to compete against each other and have their projects judged on scientific merit. The 2022 fair was virtual due to concerns about COVID-19.

Students competed individually or in teams in two levels: elementary school (grades 4-5) and middle school (grades 6-8). Medals for first-, second- and third-place prizes and honorable mentions were awarded to the top four science projects in each category.

Projects ranged from simple to complex and spanned all major areas of scientific study. Each project included a poster, data tables, a data log and a three-dimensional component, such as the equipment used to collect the data.

Representatives from the school district and Saint Rose will present prizes to the award-winning students this week. Congratulations to these future Nobelists!

Elementary school individual winners

First place – Augustin Bebe, Montessori Magnet School, "Is There Always a Rainbow?"

Second place – Zora Miller, Dual Language Program at Edmund O'Neal School of Excellence, "The Lefty's Dilemma"

Third place  – Nelson Waxman, Montessori Magnet School, "The Flow of Liquids"

Honorable mention – Ellie Gee, New Scotland Elementary School, "Whose Mouth is Cleaner?"

Elementary school team winners

First place – Ben Le and Alex Wheeler, Eagle Point Elementary School, "The Effect of Temperature on Battery Output"

Second place – Aleigha Doyle and Mia Ruiz, Pine Hills Elementary School, "Popping Kernels"

Third place – Kamron Bing and Kemar Johnson, Arbor Hill Elementary School, "Making Plastic from Milk"

Honorable mention – V-Ann Andereas, Milianna Heggs and Kalaini Rogers, Sheridan Preparatory Academy, "Buzz Buzz"

Middle school individual winners

First place – Eli Stanwicks, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, "Building Better Bridges"

Honorable mention – Anya Miller, William S. Hackett Middle School, "Formulating Polymer Balls for Ideal Elasticity"

Middle school team winners

First place – Layla Sasson and Htoo Blah Wah, Myers Middle School, "Greywater vs. Plants"

Second place – Evangeline Blake, Daniel Levy and Amani Waxman, Myers Middle School, "Lead in Our Water"

Third place – Nya Almodovar, Elianna Belfort, Julia Seniw and Shairene Valenzuela, "#Germs"