Pawling Science Students Earn Honors at Dutchess County Science Fair


On March 30, ten students from Pawling High School’s Science Research Program, two ninth graders, and three students from Pawling Middle School competed at the 60th Annual Dutchess County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. In addition to the participants, several other Pawling students in the program volunteered at the event, helping with registration and judges’ ratings.

Held in Falcon Hall on the Duchess Community College campus in Poughkeepsie, the event is held in affiliation with the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Students from throughout Dutchess County gathered to showcase their research in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Space Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Physics.

Judging at the event was conducted by a panel of scientists, educators, engineers, and professionals from the Dutchess County community. Students were judged on the criteria of scientific thought, creative ability, skills, clarity, and thoroughness. Several Pawling students were awarded accolades and prizes.

Veronica Bucci

Senior Division Honorable Mention

Certificate of Achievement for the Dutchess County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Bryan Hodge

Senior Division Honorable Mention

American of Psychological Association, with $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Certificate

Karen Jackson

Emily O'Neill Effective Display Award, with $50.00 check

Certificate of Achievement for the Dutchess County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Jacob Voudren

Senior Division Honorable Mention

Corinna Lozano

Senior Division Honorable Mention

Grace Lena

Senior Division Honorable Mention

Mary Katherine Keesler

6th Grade Division Honorable Mention

Cary Keesler

1st Place 9th Grade Division

Honorable Mention from the Mid-Hudson Section ACS Chemistry for Life

Union College Science Award for Scientific Excellence

Vassar Brothers Institute Science Award for Outstanding Achievement in 9th Grade

Ian McWilliams

6th Grade Division Honorable Mention