|Greater Syracuse Scholastic Science Fair Competition –March 2012|
Now in its 33rd year, each spring The MOST hosts the annual Greater Syracuse Scholastic Science Fair, inviting participants in grades 5-12 from public, private and homeschooled venues located in Onondaga, Madison, Oswego, Cayuga, and Cortland counties. This year, budding scientists from over 40 schools gathered on March 25th at the OnCenter in downtown Syracuse to compete for scholarships, recognition and opportunities for their projects to be selected for presentation at upcoming regional, national and international conferences.
Twenty-two science students from grades 7-12 competed at GSSSF, having initially won awards at SASCS’ internal Science Fair competition. For the first time, seventeen students from SASCS’ elementary school, which also held an internal science fair competition to select top competitors, participated in GSSSF, going head-to-head against 85 other 5th and 6th grade projects.
Science teachers Ms. Perry, Mr. Duman, Ms. Greenia, Mrs. Duffy, Mrs. Sirin and Mr. Cakar are very proud of the hard work each of their students invested in their projects, and the results they garnered. Elementary students took home six awards—three Honors Medals and three High Honors Medals. In the high school, students won four Honors Medals, three High Honors Medals, five Highest Honors Medals, fourteen Special Awards and over $70,000 in college scholarships. Based on their performance at GSSSF, two students have been automatically entered into the Genius Olympiad competition in July, and two others will be representing the Central New York region at the Regional competition in Albany.
o Syracuse University Scholarship - $20,000