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Middle School Hosts Second Annual Civics Fair

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Seventh graders at Copiague Middle School showcased their work in which they explored meaningful topics that impact their community during the second annual Civics Fair on May 31. Held in the school’s library, the fair was a culmination of the students’ Capstone Civics projects developed throughout the year.

Seventh grade social studies teachers selected students to display their projects during the fair. After choosing an issue to explore, students worked either solo or in groups to conduct research, interviews and polls. Topics included: food waste; lack of funding for local animal shelters; cyberbullying; the impact of excessive homework; electronic waste; body positivity; and the impact of social media on vaping.

The final research projects, along with solutions and reflections, were presented to a group of judges at the fair. Copiague Middle School teachers and students enrolled in the Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics course at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School served as judges.

Congratulations to the following winners:
First place: Adecia Francis, Maggie Erikson, Kaitlyn Lombardo and Isabella Rufrano for their project on the “Impact of Nutrition on Wellness.”
Second place: Kaylee Buckley and La’Nay Pinkard for their project on the “Lack of Funding for Animal Shelters.”

Tied for third place: Aliyah Fernandez and Demaris Astimbay for their project on the “Impact of Social Media on Vaping” and Mya Nunez for her project on “Cyberbullying.”

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Date Added: 6/10/2024