Parliament Student-Scientists Astound

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Ten students in grades 2-5 at Parliament Place Elementary School in the North Babylon School District completed their science research projects as part of their participation in the annual Kids Inquiry Conference.

The students were tasked with demonstrating their understanding of the scientific method by conducting a science experiment. Students completed their projects at home over a period of a few months, and were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals, in addition to an honorable mention. At a celebratory event, students presented their projects to their peers and received their medals and certificates from Principal Drew Olson and School Science Coordinator Tracy Jacquemain.

Second-grader Matthew Coppola and fifth-grader Tyler Schmitt earned gold medals and will be presenting their projects at a regional competition at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Silver medals were earned by second-grader Spencer Jordan, third-grader Ian Nolan, third-grader Patrick Schmitt, fourth-grader Kathryn Iudica and fifth-grader Dilara Kurnaz. Bronze medals recipients include second-grader Amaya Carson and fourth-grader Isabella Coppola. Second-grader Clara Ibrahim received an honorable mention.