Rockland Country Day School Congratulates
Alorah Saffron, First Place Winner of The Tri-County Science & Technology Fair.
Rockland Country Day School students never cease to amaze us, and once again, we have been made proud. Alorah (Aloh) Saffron, an 11th grader, took first place in the Tri-County Science and Technology Fair, on April 21st at White Plains High School. Her innovative project, “Shakespeare's Writeprint,” which invented a scientific method to validate the authenticity of Shakespeare had heads turning. She was awarded first place in the category of Math and Computers. Our heartfelt Congratulations go out to Aloh for this outstanding achievement. Congratulations are also in order to Anjali Molina, a fourth grade student in our Children’s School, who received a red ribbon for excellence at the elementary level in Biology for her entry “How Strong is Your Hair?”
In February, RCDS hosted a science fair in which over 70 of our students were given the opportunity to create, innovate, and display their original ideas about Earth/Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics/Computers, and Environment. While many of their projects demonstrated originality and creativity, we had the opportunity of sending a few of our stand-outs to compete in the tri-county science fair. Their entries were a culmination of work the students have been doing all year and required extensive dedication and commitment.
Since 1994, the Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS), in conjunction with The Putnam Children’s Discovery Center, Westchester/Putnam Technology Educators Association, and the Consortium of Scientists and Engineers, has sponsored the K-12 Tri-County Science Technology Fair. Through this event students have the opportunity to display their work, learn from their peers, and be inspired by parents, educators, and professionals to pursue their interest in science.