Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Show Innovation at Science Fair

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Jay Raval of South Plainfield and Matt Handzy of Westfield join Roland Marionni after being announced as the winners of the eighth annual Science Fair at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison on April 12. (Photo by Rudy Brandl of Fanwood/Wardlaw-Hartridge)

Jay Raval of South Plainfield and Matt Handzy of Westfield join Roland Marionni after being announced as the winners of the eighth annual Science Fair at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison on April 12. (Photo by Rudy Brandl of Fanwood/Wardlaw-Hartridge)

EDISON — Jay Raval of South Plainfield and Matt Handzy of Westfield were the winners of the eighth annual Science Fair at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison last month. Upper School students presented some of their most innovative work and gave judges Roland Marionni, Barbara Drake and Tom Gilbert plenty to ponder.

Raval and Handzy won for their reaction time study project called “Don’t Text and Drive.”

Other students recognized included:

  • Second place – Divya Mehta of Edison and Michael Olano of South Plainfield – “Pinhole Photography”
  • Third place – Zubin Mulji of Edison and Aditya Dalal of Scotch Plains – “Modeling Harmonics Using Pendulums”
  • Third place (tie) – Pierre Bouley of Edison – “How Sight Impacts Smell”

In addition, there were 10 projects awarded honorable mention:

  • Yousaf Razvi of North Brunswick – “Golf Ball Flight”
  • Samantha Hart of Edison – “Hair Strength Comparison”
  • Shirley Yang of Edison – “The Effects of Magnets on Plant Growth”
  • Roshun Menon of South Plainfield- “Impact of Colored Light on Plant Growth”
  • Dan Gallagher of Edison and Nick Palko of Fords – “Wind Power”
  • Alexandre Barbet of Plainfield and Andrew Dumont of Westfield – “Rocketry”
  • Joseph Raymonds of Warren – “Pinhole Camera”
  • Jessica Cheng of Edison and Junrong Yu of Warren – “Diffraction of Light by Hair and Wire”
  • Doug Cerminaro of Scotch Plains and Alex Rappold of Plainfield – “Bank Money and Cocaine”
  • Jessica Gural of Milltown – “Homemade pH Paper”

Zubin Mulji of Edison and Aditya Dalal of Scotch Plains proudly display their project “Modeling Harmonics Using Pendulums” during the eighth annual Science Fair at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison on April 12. Upper School students presented some of their most innovative work and gave judges Roland Marionni (pictured), Barbara Drake and Tom Gilbert plenty to ponder. Zubin and Aditya received third place honors in the contest. (Photo by Macada Brandl of Fanwood)

Doug Cerminaro of Scotch Plains and Alex Rappold of Plainfield proudly display their project “Bank Money and Cocaine” during the eighth annual Science Fair at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison on April 12. Upper School students presented some of their most innovative work and gave judges Roland Marionni, Barbara Drake and Tom Gilbert plenty to ponder. Doug and Alex received honorable mention in the contest. (Photo by Macada Brandl of Fanwood)


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