Lynn Students Honored at PCSS Science Fair

February 19, 2013
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Pictured are: Back Row, PCSS Teachers Sonia Hasan, Michael Hancock, Kayla Henry, Alison Sardonini, Mahmut Bekin, and Erin Lease. Middle Row, Sheila Vo, Rose Lewis, Medina Sehi, Salima Boukataya, Adefunke Atitebi, Zahra Hamadi, Matthew Greenlaw, and Daniel Tortora. Front Row, Sahar Hamadi, Joseph Paone, Maha Hamadi, Mundeep Arora, Jake Langone, Joshua Crawford, Jonathan Morency, Amine Naittalb, Samir Khoulani, and Daniel Machado.

Pictured are: Back Row, PCSS Teachers Sonia Hasan, Michael Hancock, Kayla Henry, Alison Sardonini, Mahmut Bekin, and Erin Lease. Middle Row, Sheila Vo, Rose Lewis, Medina Sehi, Salima Boukataya, Adefunke Atitebi, Zahra Hamadi, Matthew Greenlaw, and Daniel Tortora. Front Row, Sahar Hamadi, Joseph Paone, Maha Hamadi, Mundeep Arora, Jake Langone, Joshua Crawford, Jonathan Morency, Amine Naittalb, Samir Khoulani, and Daniel Machado.

Lynn students Salima Boukataya and Medina Sehi received Grade 10 through 12 Honorable Mention at the Pioneer Charter School of Science  (PCSS) and Engineering Fair.  After months of preparation, 88 student groups entered the PCSS gym. The 6th Annual Science and Engineering Fair finalists prepared for a day of competitive judging. PCSS Students were ready to give their oral presentations and demonstrate their scientific knowledge. Students were joined by over 30 judges from Harvard, MIT, BU and members of the local STEM industry. Students were judged based on the science fair topic, such as psychology, biology, physics, chemistry, engineering and demonstrations.

Each judge was presented to and graded 10 different projects and scored the projects based on the Science Fair Official Rubric. Once the judges completed their grading, the Science Department averaged each judge’s score for each student and determined the winners of the 6th Annual Science Fair.

Students were awarded prizes for receiving honorable mention, third place, second place, first place, and grand prize. There were three categories for the competition: Grades 7 through 9, Grades 10 through 12, and for the first time this year demonstration projects. Demonstration projects were students demonstrating a known scientific principal, such as catapults and hover crafts.

The prizes were awarded to the student or students based on the highest score in the science fair competition. PCSS would like to commend all students who attended the science fair competition. The judges were impressed with the hard work, originality and enthusiasm of the students and projects.

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