JFK Science Fair Sparks Learning


Innovative and creative research projects by more than 150 fourth-grade students were on display at JFK’s annual science fair. Students, staff, families and friends attended the Jan. 26 evening event, and judges included several elementary and secondary teachers, a school nurse, and students from the high school’s Science Honor Society.

After much deliberation, the winner was announced as Emma Danowski from Lauren Fitzmaurice’s class, with her project, “How Clean Are Your Hands?” The runner-up was Jake Sambo from Jessie Ferraro’s class, for his project “Building a Better Bridge.”

Danowski’s project will move on to the Brookhaven National Laboratory Elementary School Science Fair on May 7.

“It was a wonderful experience for all,” said Principal Aileen O’Rourke. “Learning about science is at the heart of a science fair project. Our society relies more on science every day, and science fairs are a great way for students to become more knowledgeable about how the world around them works.”