Wardlaw-Hartridge Middle School Holds Inaugural Science Fair

EDISON — The Wardlaw-Hartridge Middle School in Edison held its inaugural Science Fair on April 29 in the Oakwood Room. Sixth grade students created projects, which were reviewed by judges Tom Gilbert, Bob Kraynik, Karen Vrotsos, and Ann Hergenrother.

Five students received recognition for their projects:

  • 1st Place – Sarah Hoffman of Cranford: Natural vs. Chemical Fertilizers – The Great Debate
  • 2nd Place – Stanislav DeLaurentiis of Plainfield: Salt Preservation to Combat Mold in Food
  • 3rd Place – Briella Payami of Scotch Plains: What Is The Best Way to Preserve Cut Flowers
  • Honorable Mention – Lara Jasti of Colonia: Got Mold?
  • Honorable Mention – Mika Walker of North Plainfield: Taste? Health? What Do Birds Want? The Organic Birdseed Experiment


The winners of the Middle School Science Fair gather with Gerry Decelles, Middle School science teacher. From left: Sarah Hoffman, Stanislav DeLaurentiis, Briella Payami, Mika Walker and Lara Jasti. (Photo by Rudy Brandl of Fanwood/Wardlaw-Hartridge)

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