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Student-Scientists Find the Formula for Success

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An esteemed group of student-scientists from P.J. Gelinas and R.C. Murphy junior high schools recently showcased their scientific prowess at the New York State Science Olympiad Tournament in Syracuse on April 6 and 7. 

At the tournament, the best 1,100 teams from New York State competed in more than 20 challenging science and engineering events which spanned a vast assortment of topics. Competing with exemplary poise, pride and sportsmanship, the team from P.J. Gelinas Junior High School secured a first place finish at the state tournament and will be competing in the upcoming national tournament.  

Additionally, the team from R.C. Murphy Junior High School placed fifth among a challenging group of competitors. 
 

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Gelinas Science Olympiad Heads to Nationals

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P.J. Gelinas Junior High School’s Science Olympiad team is bound for the national competition this May, after capturing first place during this year’s New York State Science Olympiad competition. 

Of the 39 competing regional champions, Gelinas took three first-place ribbons, six second-place ribbons and four third-place ribbons in the 26 individual events. 

“What a wonderful experience it was,” said head coach Chris Marotta. “The kids worked so well together, not only with their teammates but with the new friends from other teams which they met at the Science Olympiad. They all helped each other in the spirit of good sportsmanship. It was a beautiful experience, which I am certain that they will carry for their entire lives.”

R.C. Murphy Junior High School also competed in this year’s state contest and was ranked third – missing second place by only two points! 



Anything Goes

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P.J. Gelinas Junior High School’s talented student-actors took audiences aboard the S.S. American on a comical sail between New York and England as they took to the stage to perform this year’s hit Broadway musical “Anything Goes.”

The show told the tale of the antics that transpired aboard an ocean liner in the mid-1930s, including the travels of a stowaway and a nightclub singer. The show included such well-known songs as “You’re the Top” and “I Get a Kick Out of You,” which kept audiences dancing and singing along in their seats. 

In addition to the regularly scheduled shows, the students also performed a free preview for the district’s sixth-grade students. 



 

Creating a Mini Golf Course

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P.J. Gelinas Junior High School technology and woodworking club, under the leadership of teacher Kraig Herrel, recently deployed their technological skills and created a mini golf course for a children’s program at the Emma S. Clark Library.  In addition to building the course, the students were among those who volunteered to assist the attendees during the library event.
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