On Thursday evening, March 2, 2017, Weathersfield School held its annual Grade 8 Science Fair. The school’s AP room showcased the impressive scientific research conducted by all students in the eighth grade. Eighteen students were on hand to display and discuss the results of their investigations with the many parents, educators, and community members present. All of the contest entries were informative and well presented by the students. The judges must have agreed, for when the scoring was completed, the top six contestants were separated by a margin of only one point! First Place was awarded to the team of Paige Langan, Morgan McKeen, and Savannah Sheehan (Harmful Hygiene), for their detailed research into ten carcinogenic compounds found in a surprising number of personal care products. Three contestants tied for the Second Place ribbon, Brandon Hennessey (Do Pheromones Affect Decision), Jasmine Martens (Which Hand is More Sensitive?), and Merle Russell (The Messages of Water). The two Third Place entries were equally as impressive, Kate Murphy (Does Practice Make Perfect?), and Natalie Nichols (Does Posture Affect Participation?). These six students will now represent Weathersfield School in the VPA State Science Competition, in Northfield on April 1. Good Luck, Scientists!
It is equally important to note three other scientists who did a top-notch job! Honorable Mention was awarded to Heather Papineau (Music Vs Silence) and the team of Garrett Corliss and Ryan Antonovich (Are Dogs Mouths Cleaner than Human Mouths?).
Congratulations to these outstanding pupils and to all who participated!
Jay Villa, WS Science Teacher