Sachem Produces Strong Showing at Brookhaven National Lab Science Fair

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Three elementary school students from the Sachem Central School District thrived during the recent Brookhaven National Laboratory Elementary Science Fair, as they secured two first-place finishes and an award for honorable mention. 

Nokomis Elementary School fourth-grader Arianna Flores finished in first place for her experiment that examined how nanosilver found in common household products affects the growth of pond life. Merrimac Elementary School fifth-grade student Nicholas Prosa received first place for his experiment that determined the healthiest hand drying option, paper towels or hand dryers, and Audrey Prego, a third-grade student from Waverly Elementary School, was awarded honorable mention for her experiment on sleep.

To advance to the BNL Elementary Science Fair each student had to be awarded first place at their respective elementary school science fair.