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EDISON – The Wardlaw-Hartridge Upper School recently held its annual science fair. Alyssa Kennedy ’13 and Pranali Soni ’13 won first place for their project entitled “Heron’s Fountain.”

All winners were announced by Upper School Science Teacher Roland Marionni. Bob Gould, Barbara Drake and Marionni served as judges for the competition.


Other students recognized for their Science Fair projects included:

2nd place – Kimberly Son ’13 – “Non-Newtonian Fluids”
3rd place – Sarah Chalabi ’13 and Joseph Raymonds ’13 – “Lemon Power”
4th place – Christopher Hillenbrand ’15 – “Z-80 Computer”
5th place – Syed Naqvi ’13 – “Most Complicated Computers”

Honorable mention was awarded to the following seven projects:

Alex Barbet ’14 and Andrew Dumont ’14 – “Aerodynamics”
Samantha Hart ’14 – “Peppermint Candy (Reaction Time)”
William Eason ’13 – “Common Scents”
Wesley Spear ’13 and James Berry ’13 – “To Burn or Not To Burn”
Max Hernandez-Webster ’13 – “How Fast Can You See”
Ted Osborne ’14 and George Minnium ’14 – “How Fast Can Hair Grow”
Katie Buchbinder ’13 and Brianna Gutierrez ’13 – “Chemiluminescence”

This year, a new category – Environmental Awards – was included in the Science Fair. The winners were:

1st place – Vanessa Santana ’13 – “Oil Spills”
2nd place – Krystal Sonson ’13 – “Cell Phones and Radiation”
3rd place – Jvalant Desai ’12 and Ankit Gandhi ’12 – “Does Talking on Cell Phones Affect Driving”

SCIENCE STARS … Pranali Soni (far left) of Edison and Alyssa Kennedy of Elizabeth show their winning science project “Heron’s Fountain” to judges Bob Gould and Barbara Drake. (Photo by Bill Jenkins of Oldwick)

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