W.T. Clarke MS Duo Advances to State Science Congress

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W.T. Clarke Middle School eighth-graders Emma Jones and Elianna Rivera, have qualified to compete in the junior division of the New York State Science Congress, to be held in Buffalo, New York, on June 3.

The state science competition, sponsored by the Science Teachers Association of New York State, exhibits the science projects of middle, junior high and senior high school students. Projects encompass the fields of behavioral science, biology, chemistry, earth, energy, space, ecology and physics.
To qualify for states, Emma and Elianna conducted an independent research study and three-month experiment titled “What is the Effect of Various Filtration Methods and Materials on the Quality of Water?” They presented their research at the junior division of the Long Island Science Congress, at Saint Anthony’s High School on April 4. The regional competition required them to deliver an eight-minute presentation on their experiments, followed by a Q&A session.   

The district wishes Emma and Elianna the best of luck as they advance to the state competition.