By John Anderson
The fourth annual “Student Success Night” (SSN) was held on Wednesday evening at Auburn Middle School. Principal Joe Gagnon explained, “The SSN is a culmination of three events: student exemplars in English Language Arts and Social Studies in the rooms and hallways of AMS; Family Math Night in the café; and our Grade 7 Science Fair in the two gyms.”
In all, 194 science projects were on display in three categories of Enviro-ethics. Winners were selected by a panel of area experts in education, environmental science, or other related fields.
Let’s open the envelope. And the winner is…..
First Shannon Sampson Salt vs. Environment
Second Nicholas Bisciglia L.E.D.’s vs. Incandescents
Third Liam Stelmach Power of Friction
Fourth Cori Leonard Bread Mold
Fifth Sarah DeSimone Apple Wars
Sixth Tyler Lavallee Mommy Clean Up My Oil Spill
First Alec Casasanta Snow B
Second Sam Elwell Double the Turbine
Third Ryan Henderson Super Solar
Fourth Gio Longo Weather-Powered Turbine
Fifth Ally Anusauskas Recyclable Soccer Ball
Sixth Sheeza Chaudry Got Plastic
First Olivia Curnen Ground Breaking Issues: Fracking
Second Rebecca Chamberland No More Trashbags
Third Emily Wambach Keep Waterways Tangle Free
Fourth Lily Tuthill Illegal Elephant Ivory Trade
Fifth Zachary Turcotte Water Bottle Recycling
Sixth Cameron Carpenter Who Touched the Thermostat?
Actually, all the students were winners. In a nutshell, the displays were well researched, creative, and interesting. It would have been a pleasure to thoroughly review each and every one.
The seventh graders are instructed by science teachers Pat Pezzella and Amy Berg.
Family Math Night entertained a decent number of parents and students. From board games to Ream Dominoes, guests kept busy and faced some fun challenges.
I must admit I never got beyond the Gym and Café. Next year I’ll have to explore the rest, and I can’t wait to see this event in a middle school with some actual parking.