Stimson Awards Announced

Left to right: John Sterbens, Matt Stampfel, Ms. Vicky Corcoran, Jack Wrobel, and Ms. Karen Schmitt.
Left to right: John Sterbens, Matt Stampfel, Ms. Vicky Corcoran, Jack Wrobel, and Ms. Karen Schmitt.

Stimson Principal Faye Robins is proud to share that three of her exceptional students have captured awards in important areas that highlight science, mathematics, and history.  John Sterbens, an eighth grader who has been featured in the past for his musical talent as a tuba player, was selected to attend the State Congress Science Fair Competition on June 8. John won the eighth-grade gold medal at the Stimson Science Fair for his presentation titled "How to Storm a Castle." John placed well enough in the Suffolk County Championships (final news is pending) and now moves on to the state competition. Congratulations to John and his teacher, Mr. Matthew Linger.

Stimson Math Fair winner is Matt Stampfel, a seventh grader whose presentation titled "Bill James's Pythagorean Expectation" was awarded a bronze medal at the recent Long Island Math fair at Hofstra University. Matt’s research and presentation centered on one way to predict a baseball team's expected number of wins and losses using a simple formula called the Pythagorean Expectation, invented by the sabermetrician Bill James. Congratulations to Matt and his teacher, Ms. Vicky Corcoran.

Jack Wrobel, a Stimson seventh grader who won second place in the Long Island Regional New York State History Day competition, competed in the New York State final competition on April 29 in Cooperstown, NY.  Jack’s entry, titled “Jackie Robinson’s Impact on Baseball and America," won third place in the statewide competition. Congratulations to Jack (extra kudos for his Brooklyn Dodgers shirt, #42) and his teacher, Ms. Karen Schmitt.