Celebrating Sparta Science

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MAY 23, 2013

Twenty-five Sparta High School students, split into five teams, entered the demanding Merck State Science Day Competition and brought home First Place for Sussex County. Students that participated are as follows:

Biology:                              

Sascha Hernandez

Alex Lagasca

Vasil Mico

Johnna Margolotti

Christina DeGasperis

 

Chemistry:                 

Mike Meisel

Marina Franc

Mike Henning

Danielle Farrand

Matt Mayer

 

Physics:                    

Neale Donovan

Brad Pettigrew

Luke Giugliano

Kevin Mortillaro

Clair Schmitzer

 
 

Integrated Science:

John Puszcz

Jarryd Boyle

Alex Zielenski

Amanda Pegher

Sean Decker

 

Integrated Science 2:

Mark Donahue

Nicole Rotyliano

Jerry Calderone

Holly Rudel

Grant Hagedorn

 

Congratulations to All! Well Done!




Chemistry Olympics 2013

Sparta High School participated in the 28th Annual Chemistry Olympics competition held on Thursday, May 16th, at NJIT in Newark, NJ.  Students from Sparta High School took home three top place finishes:

1st place in Event 8:  Analytical Lab. The students had to perform a titration to determine the percentage of hydrogen peroxide found in an unknown solution.  Members of this event were Kevin Mortillaro, Matthew Mayer, and Peter Jin.

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1st place in Event 10:  Microscale Lab. Students used microscale titration techniques to determine the solubility of an unknown alkaline earth hydroxide.  Members of this event were David Amiel, Alexandra Chin, and Nick Kalman .



1st place

2nd place in Event 5:  Demo Show.  Students performed a live demonstration on Equilibrium and Color.  Members of this event were David Amiel and Jeremy Valshtein.

Demo Show

Congratulations to all members of the team.  Your hard work and determination paid off.  Our goal for next year is to take first place overall at the New Jersey Chemistry Olympics.  Go Team!
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