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Teatown Academy Alumni Do Well At Westchester Science Fair

Sara Mongno of Yorktown, a former Teatown Environmental Science Academy student, won third place for environmental science at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair.
Sara Mongno of Yorktown, a former Teatown Environmental Science Academy student, won third place for environmental science at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair. Photo Credit: Teatown Environmental Science Academy
Kimberley Badger of Ossining, a former Teatown Environmental Science Academy student, won second place in animal science and the Greg Horrace Award at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair.
Kimberley Badger of Ossining, a former Teatown Environmental Science Academy student, won second place in animal science and the Greg Horrace Award at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair. Photo Credit: Teatown Environmental Science Academy
Rebecca Marcus of Mamaroneck, a former Teatown Environmental Science Academy student, won third place in environmental science at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair.
Rebecca Marcus of Mamaroneck, a former Teatown Environmental Science Academy student, won third place in environmental science at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair. Photo Credit: Teatown Environmental Science Academy

OSSINING, N. Y. -- Teatown Environmental Science Academy (TESA) officials are pleased at the performance of their alumni at the March 13 Westchester Science and Engineering Fair.

Many former students at TESA placed high in several different categories. Several of the students studied with Mike Rubbo, director of conservation science, and Hillary Siener, conservation scientist at Teatown.

“We were excited to sponsor several awards at (Westchester Science and Engineering Fair) 2016 and are thrilled that so many of our former students have been recognized for their accomplishments at the event," Teatown’s Executive Director Kevin Carter said. "These young students all have bright futures ahead of them in the field of environmental science and Teatown is honored to have played a role in their education.”

The following is a listing of students, their current school, TESA connection, and their award:

  • Kimberley Badger, Ossining, TESA 2013, second place - animal science, Greg Horrace Award;
  • Rebecca Marcus, Mamaroneck, TESA 2015, third place - environmental science;
  • Sara Mongno, Yorktown, TESA 2013, third place - environmental science;
  • Oliver Krupinski, Ossining, TESA 2014, fourth place - animal science;
  • Annabelle Stanley, Scarsdale, TESA 2014, fourth place - animal science, Stockholm Junior Water Prize;
  • Sade Turkuru, Ossining, TESA 2013, fourth place - biochemistry;
  • Liam Cushen, Yorktown, TESA 2015, fourth place - plant science (team);
  • Mariam Nagani, Yorktown, TESA 2015, fourth place - plant science (team);
  • Luke Briccetti, Yorktown, TESA 2014, ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative;
  • Emilia Kaczmarkiewicz, Somers, Science Research Mentee, Stockholm Junior Water Prize;
  • Catarina Ribeiro, Sleepy Hollow, TESA 2014, Stockholm Junior Water Prize;
  • Chris Werni, Lakeland High, TESA 2015, Stockholm Junior Water Prize;
  • Scott Campbell, Yorktown, Science Research Mentee, Mianus River Gorge Ecology Award;
  • Caroline Murphy, Sleepy Hollow, TESA 2014, Mianus River Gorge Ecology Award, Environmental Perspiration Award

In addition, Teatown sponsored the Teatown Young Conservationist Award that was given to projects aimed at protecting natural habitats and/or ecosystems. The winners of the Animal Science Award included Alison Kempf-Haxton and Yfke Havinga of Mamaroneck High School, and Cameron Garzon of Fox Lane High School.

George Raxworthy of Fox Lane High School won the Teatown Young Conservationist Award in the Environmental Science category. The Teatown Young Naturalist Award was given to Nathan Perry of Dobbs Ferry High School and Jennifer Meikle of Ossining High School for Animal Science.

For more information, visit Teatown's website .

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