Sweeping Science Fair Win

Sylvan Avenue Elementary School fifth-grader Emily Denton has been named a winner in Brookhaven National Laboratory’s 2016 Elementary School Science Fair for her project “Bad Boys, Bad Boys.”

The district’s school science fair winners in grades K-5 joined Emily at the fair. The entries of Sylvan third-grader Alyssa Ayerle, Sylvan second-grader Michael Clare and Academy Street Elementary School fourth-grader Olivia Goldstein merited honorable mentions.

More than 500 science projects from 125 Suffolk County schools were entered into this year’s fair, which was sponsored by Brookhaven National Laboratory and coordinated by BNL’s Office of Educational Programs. The fair’s entries were judged by Brookhaven scientists, engineers and technical staff, as well as teachers from local elementary schools.