Two students from the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District were selected as first-place winners in Brookhaven National Lab’s 2019 Elementary School Science Fair on May 4. The fair received more than 400 science projects from 100 elementary schools across Suffolk County and was judged by Brookhaven scientists, engineers, staff and local teachers. Only one student from each grade-level was selected as a first-place winner.
Northport’s winners both attend Norwood Avenue Elementary School — third grader Matthew Pokorny, who was awarded for his “Rocks and Barrier Waves project”, and fourth grader Liam Dwyer for his “Rip Rap Paddywhack” project.
Additionally, three Northport students received honorable mentions at the fair: Dickinson Avenue fourth grader Madalyn Mooers, “What Materials will Block EMF?”; Fifth Avenue first grader Nicholas Heffernan, “Fire and Oxygen”; and Pulaski Road second grader Zachary Ng, “Crossing Bridges.”
“We are so proud of the quality of research, creativity, and experimentation put forth by each of our students,” said District Chairperson of Science, Technology & Engineering Education David Storch.
Photo courtesy of the Northport-East Northport Union Free District