Hackettstown Elementary PTA Science Fair winners announced

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) Hackettstown High School turned into a science extravaganza on Saturday for the annual Hackettstown Elementary PTA Science Fair. Kindergarten – 8th graders from Hatchery Hill, Willow Grove, Hackettstown Middle School, Central School, Liberty School and Great Meadows Middle School shared with others their research topics, data and experiments. The following students were recognized for their excellence:

Honorable Mention Demonstration: Ryan Russo “Pluto and Friends”
Best Demonstration: Jackson Keane “Tornado in a Jar”
Honorable Mention Experiment: Amelia Cain “Dissolving Color of a Skittle”
Best Experiment: Parker Vasquez-Grinnell “Baking Soda Rocket”

First and Second Grade:
Hon. Mention Demonstration: Leo Carducci “Rock Candy Crystals”
Best Demonstration: Garrett Kang “Candy and Medicine”
Hon. Mention Experiment: Amelia Seligman “Circuits”
Best Experiment: Braeden Krug “Are Video Games Bad?”

Third and Fourth Grade:
Hon. Mention Demonstration: Allison Gargiulo “How a Guitar Makes Sound”
Best Demonstration: Avia VanPelt “Static Electricity”
Hon. Mention Experiment: Gabriella Anthony “Peripheral Vision”
Best Experiment: Sarah Armstrong “5-Second Rule”

Middle School:
Hon. Mention Demonstration: Nanditha Hegde “Electrical Motor”
Best Demonstration: Donovan Kenny “How Motors Work”
Hon. Mention Experiment: Hannah Flynn “Bike Helmet Melon”
Best Experiment: Bryce Galster “Styrofoam and Environment”

Elementary Pairs:
Hon. Mention Demonstration: Ralphie Donica and Petey Donica “How Magnets Work”
Best Demonstration: TJ Hundley and Gibson Graham “How Magnets Work”
Hon. Mention Experiment: Isabel Stearns and Leah Nikstaitis “Gummy Bear Solutions”
Best Experiment: Helen LaForge and Erin Nikstaitis

Middle School Pairs:
Hon. Mention Demonstration: Kristen Stone and Alexandra Beard “Coding a Robot”
Best Demonstration: Jaiden Liferiedge and Nicholas Gargiulo “Roller Coaster Energy”
Hon. Mention Experiment: Brooke Dodge and Didem Heath “Oobleck Science”
Best Experiment: Madeline Gonzalez and Caitlyn Montgomery “Elephant Toothpaste”

Middle School STEAM Challenge:
Samantha Testerman

Kids’ Choice:
RJ Canfield “Slime”

Best in Show:
Braeden Krug “Are Video Games Bad

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