TMHS AP Students’ Projects Showcased at Public Event
TEWKSBURY -- More than 65 students taking Advanced Placement Biology, Chemistry and Psychology classes at Tewksbury Memorial High School showcased their independent, inquiry-based research projects at a formal poster session.
Students worked tirelessly on the projects, which included original experimental plan, data and analysis, designed and executed by students over several weeks. The culmination of their remarkable work was displayed at the recent second annual TMHS Science Fair.
Hundreds of guests visited the poster session, including some teachers and their current TMHS students, allowing the researchers an opportunity to present their work to their peers and their teachers.
TMHS Principal Kristen Vogel was in attendance, spending time at each poster and discussing the research with the students. Other science teachers and local residents helped to score the 67 students’ presentations, using a scoring rubric. Several former students, now majoring in science college, came back to TMHS to help score the student researchers’ poster presentations as well.
The winners received certificates and cash prizes.
First place went to “Disinfectants vs. E. coli Bacteria” by Isabella Beyloune and Riley Frost.
Meredith Chase and Sansan Nguyen earned second place for their project, “Caffeine TheraPEA.”
Brooke Desimone captured third place with “OMG GMOs.”
Photos of the students with the winning projects are shown below. Honorable mentions were awarded to the following students: Devyn Veits & Grace Morris, Isabelle Frost & Maddy Berry, Bella DeRoche and Christine Santos, Samantha Regan, Alex Sousa and Samira El Hakim, Amber Buttaro and Elizabeth Ezekiel, Rosalyn Impink, Sami Salvaggio and Bailey Carew, and Marina Nelson.