South Huntington Students Take Awards in Multiple Categories at Stem Diversity Summit

3rd place winner Amanda Smuss with her winning project.
3rd place winner Amanda Smuss with her winning project.
Dylan Symons, Joshua Alms, and Giovanni Cartisano accept their awards from Dr. Veronica Henry and Dr. Bahar Zoghi, while Dr. Gay Bullock looks on.
Dylan Symons, Joshua Alms, and Giovanni Cartisano accept their awards from Dr. Veronica Henry and Dr. Bahar Zoghi, while Dr. Gay Bullock looks on.
Aaron Jurrist with his award.
Aaron Jurrist with his award.
Dean Mirissis with his award.
Dean Mirissis with his award.
4th place winner Rolando Adamovicz with Mr. Maddy back at Whitman after the event.
4th place winner Rolando Adamovicz with Mr. Maddy back at Whitman after the event.
Ryan Gannon, Alyssa Katwala, and Mathew Maldonado receive their awards from Dr. Veronica Henry and Dr. Bahar Zoghi of Farmingdale University.  Dr. Gay Bullock from South Huntington looks on.
Ryan Gannon, Alyssa Katwala, and Mathew Maldonado receive their awards from Dr. Veronica Henry and Dr. Bahar Zoghi of Farmingdale University. Dr. Gay Bullock from South Huntington looks on.

It gives us great pleasure to congratulate the dozens of our South Huntington students who participated in last week’s Farmingdale University STEM Fair.  These talented young men and women represented South Huntington with distinction, demonstrated the intelligence, creativity, and commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math required for 21st Century success. Special congratulations to the many award winners, who earned special praise and recognition, in this high level contest. 

Bronze Medal - "Kids vs. Sugar" - Amanda Smuss

Silver Medal - "Deflate-Gate" (Effect of temperature on a football) - Dean Mirissis

Bronze Medal - "Solar Energy Production" - Aaron Jurrist

Gold Medal - Solving Rubric's Cube" - Ryan Gannon

Gold Medal - "What Drinks are Good for You?"- Alyssa Katwala

Gold Medal - "Pop Rocks Expander" - Mathew Maldonado

Silver Medal - "Osmosis" - Dylan Symons

Silver Medal - "Strength and Stretch: Analyzing potential injury to the UCL” - Joshua Alms 

Silver Medal - "Dribbling a Basketball Takes Energy" - Giovanni Cartisano 

4th Place - Music's effect on heart rate - Whitman's Rolando Adamovicz

Special thanks to all of the teachers in Birchwood, Maplewood, Silas Wood, Stimson and Walt Whitman who helped to prepare our students and make this successful day a reality.