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Bayport-Blue Point Students Showcase Science

Bayport-Blue Point Students Showcase Science

Elementary students from throughout the Bayport-Blue Point School District showcased their understanding of the scientific method as they completed a variety of complex research projects for this year’s school science fairs. 

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade selected a topic of interest to them and worked to prove a hypothesis. Projects submitted to this year’s fairs covered topics including “Which Bread Gets Moldy the Fastest” and “Does Caffeine Effect a Plant’s Growth.”

As a special component to the Science Quest fair held at Sylvan Avenue Elementary School, high school science students conducted hands-on demonstrations incorporating several science themes. Additionally, the class that had the highest participation rate – Sara Desmond’s first-grade class – was awarded a special in-class program by Mad Science, an educational group of scientists that conducts hands-on workshops for students. 

In addition to showcasing their work during day and evening school fairs, the buildings’ third- through fifth-graders were invited to showcase their projects during the Celebration of Science event hosted by the BBP SEED Foundation. The event, held at Bayport-Blue Point High School, also featured projects completed by the district’s middle and high school students as well as an interactive performance of “The Marvels of Motion, Physics and Forces” by Mad Science.

This year’s school winners will advance to compete in the annual Brookhaven National Lab Science Fair. The district congratulates the following first-place winners as well as the honorable mentions:

Academy Avenue Elementary School:

Hannah Munno – Kindergarten

Brenna Hassett – First Grade

Shannon Kroog/Julia Kroog – Second Grade

Sean Nolan – Third Grade

Grace Witt – Fourth Grade

Marianna Vlachos – Fifth Grade

Honorable Mentions:

Dominick Witt – Kindergarten

Sophia McInnes – First Grade

Alexandra Vlachos – Second Grade

Jesse Munno – Third Grade

Norah Fryer – Third Grade

Alysia Spencer – Fourth Grade

Katelyn Tirado – Fifth Grade

Blue Point Elementary School:

J.T. Swan – Kindergarten

Brendan Mattimore – First Grade

Matthew Tucci – Second Grade

Julia Powers – Third Grade

Anthony Russo – Fourth Grade
Cecily Phua – Fifth Grade

Honorable Mentions:

Connor Powers – Kindergarten

Cole Gibson – Second Grade

Lucas Becher – Third Grade

Jameson Smith – Fourth Grade

Frankie Russo – Fifth Grade

Sylvan Avenue Elementary School:

Michael Clare – Kindergarten

Alexa Damiano – First Grade

Jon luca Cortese – Second Grade

Erin McMahon – Third Grade

Jenna Vazquez – Fourth Grade

Connor Spencer – Fifth Grade

Honorable Mentions:

Alexander Reyes – Kindergarten

Gabriel Keeley – First Grade

Chris Van Dood – Second Grade

Madeline Jensen – Second Grade

William Casey – Third Grade

Emma Young – Fourth Grade

Tristan Reese – Fifth Grade


Photo provided by Bayport-Blue Point School District

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