Photo caption: Aquebogue Elementary School third grader Galen Kurek was the first-place winner for his grade in the school’s annual science fair.

Students at Aquebogue Elementary School participated in the annual science fair April 16. The event, coordinated by third-grade teachers James MacLeod and Holly Payton, featured 85 projects from students in grades K-4.

Participants in each grade level were awarded ribbons for first, second and third place. First-place winners had an opportunity to compete in the Brookhaven National Laboratory elementary science fair competition on May 4.

The winners were:

Kindergarten
1st place – Ryan Shields, “Earth Day Is Every Day”
2nd place – Connor MacLeod, “Lefty or Righty Retrievers”
3rd place – Abigail Hale, “Eggsperiment”

1st Grade
1st place – Madelyn Rosso, “Parachutes Speed”
2nd place – Julian Micheels, “Rusty Nails”
3rd place – Daniel Good, “How Do Seeds Grow Best?”

2nd Grade
1st place – Christopher Brincatt, “Magnet Strength”
2nd place – Jillian Noheil, “5 Second Rule”
3rd place – Adelaide Connelly, “Pennies vs. Liquids”

3rd Grade
1st place – Galen Kurek, “How to Keep Veggies Fresh”
2nd place – Madeline Schmidt, “The Beat of My Heart”
3rd place – Lincoln Witt, “Walking Water”

4th Grade
1st place – Summer Realander, “Aviary Appetites”
2nd place – Casey Hubbard, “Cup vs. Cup”
3rd place – Ava Seebeck, “Water pH”

Source: Riverhead Central School District press released dated May 3, 2019.

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