Students Excel in Science and Engineering Fair

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Five Oldfield Middle School students participated in the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF), with three students being among first and second place winners for their innovative research projects.  

Seventh-grader Omar Lee presented his project titled, “Which Internet Browser is the Most Efficient?” and received a top score at the fair winning a first place ribbon. As a result, Lee earned a nomination to continue on at the Broadcom MASTERS national competition. Students Sofia Smith and Emilie Hochwald presented their project “Why Did Over 10,000 Fish Die in Centerpoint Harbor?” and earned a spot at second place while students Gillian Storch and Avery Medico presented on "Does the Temperature of a Magnet Affect Its Strength?"

This was the second year that the school has participated in the Middle School LISEF competition. The first place and overall winner of the Oldfield Middle School seventh-grade science fair were offered the opportunity to showcase their projects and compete at the LISEF.

“The participants' teachers and I are so proud of them for achieving top honors in our local school fair and we are especially pleased to see them participate in a larger-scale competition such as LISEF,” said science department coordinator Mike Hopkins. “All our participants should be congratulated for their effort, dedication to their project, and enthusiasm for science. Having two of our school's projects rank in the upper tiers at LISEF makes us especially proud of them.”