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Hopewell Elementary School (HES) in Hopewell Borough hosted its annual Science Fair for Kindergarten through 5th graders this past Friday evening March 13th. HES saw a record participation with 249 students registered — 65% of school!
Names of students in Science Fair winners photo: Back row from left:  HES Principal David Friedrich, Sonya Mykytyn, Ellie Hill, Skylar Geurds, Jonah Simone, Katie Richardson, Edison Hicks, Owen Seibold, Max Baker, Sara Petrillo, Maggie Cleveland, Ryan Kuuskvere, Cameron Confer Middle row from left:  Caroline Mormile, Elizabeth Downie, Tom Hooks, Vanessa Harris, Alex Helmrich, Liam Goldstein, Cricket Shehab Front town from left:  Max Hayden, Connor King, Will DePaolo,  Jonah Wojciechowicz, Katie Gray, Lucy Webster, Jackson Varhley, Rachel Thornton
Names of students in Science Fair winners photo:
Back row from left: HES Principal David Friedrich, Sonya Mykytyn, Ellie Hill, Skylar Geurds, Jonah Simone, Katie Richardson, Edison Hicks, Owen Seibold, Max Baker, Sara Petrillo, Maggie Cleveland, Ryan Kuuskvere, Cameron Confer
Middle row from left: Caroline Mormile, Elizabeth Downie, Tom Hooks, Vanessa Harris, Alex Helmrich, Liam Goldstein, Cricket Shehab
Front town from left: Max Hayden, Connor King, Will DePaolo, Jonah Wojciechowicz, Katie Gray, Lucy Webster, Jackson Varhley, Rachel Thornton
And students in 4th and 5th grades also had the option to participate in “Invention Convention” with some very interesting inventions were presented.
Mayor Paul Anzano and student Matthew Helmrich
Mayor Paul Anzano and student Matthew Helmrich

The night featured Scientific Expo presentations by Bear Tavern STEM 4th graders, with Mrs. Laughlin and Mrs. Overman, live animals by Eyes on the Wild, fingerprinting by Hopewell Police dept, and presentations by Hopewell Burueu of Fire safety, Hopewell Valley Central High School robotics club, Engineering for kids STEM and many more.  The evening was complete with “Dr. Hydrogen’s Supersonic Science Show” featuring HES teacher Helen Corvelyn and her husband Graig Corvelyn.

Special thanks to sponsors Hopewell Harvest Fair, Janssen, Hopewell Valley Education Foundation, Engineering for Kids, and Aztec Graphics!

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.

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