Winners of the Champlain Valley Regional Science Fair, held at SUNY Plattsburgh recently, were:
High School Technology: First place, Javier Chin-Hsing Yu and Jake Messner (Plattsburgh High School); second place, Shawna Barclay (Northeastern Clinton Central School); and third place, Ricky Murray Jr. (NCCS).
High School Research: First place, Bruno Greselin (Peru Central School); second place, Taylor Durocher and Lea Perry (Peru Central); and third place, Camden Brockbank, Shauna Fliss and Jonathan Plessis-Belair (Peru Central).
Middle School Demonstration: First place, Alexandra Goldseder (Seton Catholic Central School); second place, Mya LaDieu and Evan Dyke (Beekmantown Central School); and third place, Lia Clemons and Alaina Bazzano.
Middle School Technology: First place, Kara Bouyea (Beekmantown Central); second place, Keagan MacKinnon (NCCS); and third place, Tavin Head (Beekmantown Central).
Middle School Research: First place, Liam Sayward and Grace Sayward (home schooled); second place, Megan Frederick and Marissa Parmeter (Beekmantown Central); and third place, James Ashley and Jacob Durgan (Beekmantown Central).
Twenty-four University of Rochester students have been accepted into the Take Five Scholars Program, including one from the North Country. This program enables select undergraduates to enrich their academic experience by enrolling for a fifth year of study tuition-free. A signature program in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Hajim School of Engineering and unique in American higher education, Take Five broadens the scope of an undergraduate education by allowing students to explore new subjects outside their major area of study. Nicholas Anthony Napolitan of Peru, a senior majoring in philosophy and political science, will do coursework on the theme of “Latin’s Interaction with Meaning in the Development of the English Language.” He is the son of David and Debbie Napolitan and is a graduate of New Hampton School in New Hampton, N.H.
Zaidee H. Laughlin, grade 10, of Plattsburgh, earned Honors for the winter 2014 term at Phillips Exeter Academy, an independent, coeducational boarding school located in Exeter, N.H.