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Middle School Science Fair

At Lesley Ellis we have always known that a robust STEAM curriculum is an essential tool in educating tomorrow’s leaders. Science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics create critical thinkers and enable the next generation of innovators. Participating in our local annual Lesley Ellis Middle School Science and Engineering Fair is just one of the ways we encourage our young scientists.
 This year we had 51 students in Grades 6 – 8 participating. This is true “project-based learning” of 11 weeks of independent and individual projects using the scientific method or engineering design model. The judges chose winners separately from each grade (see below).
Five Lesley Ellis students qualified for the the Massachusetts Region IV fair: Silvie Lore, Mia Kelley, Xavier Soong, Milin Chhabra, and KT Stevens (who was our top winner last year but couldn’t go to to the regional fair due to COVID cancellation) and subsequently the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair. Although not eligible for the regional and state fair, 12 of our fifth graders also had their own Science and Engineering Fair.
Congratulations to everyone who participated.

State fair results for our Lesley Ellis students

3rd Place: Silvie Lore, KT Stevens
Honorable Mention: Milin Chhabra

Lesley Ellis Science Fair Winners

Grade 8
1st place: Silvie Lore
2nd place: Mia Kelley
3rd place: Tessa Goldstein
Honorable Mention: Leo Wagner
Grade 7
1st place: Milin Chhabra
2nd place: Eli Choi
3rd place: Reem Nistas
Honorable Mention: Manny Cabana, Soliyana Demie
Grade 6
1st place: Xavier Soong
2nd place: Harris Braman and Nora Deykoon
3rd place: Violet Benedek, Kyle Chui, Petra Jones-McKeon
Honorable Mention: Jonah Guyer, Maggie Kummins
Grade 5
1st place: Nathan Chun
2nd place: Alex Morales
Honorable Mention: Maxwell Puncher, Cecelia Held