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12/13/2010

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Students share their research at Social Studies Fair

Advance Staff Report Published: May 2, 1999 Wearing a NASA sweatshirt, 13-year-old John Sequin, a student at St. Teresa's School, displays his project on the space program.

Students who prepared projects on the Vietnam War Memorial, the Transcontinental Railroad and the French Revolution took top honors at 21st annual Staten Island Social Studies Fair.

The fair was sponsored by the Staten Island Council of Social Studies. The event took place Friday at the Michael J. Petrides Complex, Sunnyside, with the results announced yesterday.

A total of 80 public, parochial and private schools participated in the fair. The students, from grades 3 through 12, provided more than 500 projects and reports ranging from a variety of topics such as Egypt, Ireland, American immigrants, the millenium and historic sites on Staten Island.

Along with the winners, three top prizes were given out for outstanding projects.

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The Norman Harris Award for outstanding display and presentation went to seventh-grader Michael Jezycki of St. Joseph's School in Rosebank for his project on the Vietnam War Memorial.

The Frank Kelly Award for the best elementary/ intermediate school project went to eighth-grader Maxim Solonvich of Dreyfus Intermediate School in Stapleton for a project on the Transcontinental Railroad.

The Rosellen Quinn Award for the best high school research paper went to Curtis High School sophomore Erica Baumann for a research paper on the French Revolution.

Social Studies Fair results:

First place

Third Grade

Carly Racioppi, Oakdale Academy; Matthew Figueroa, St. Sylvester; John Monaco, St. Clare; Class 3-307, PS 13; Kelly Cassese, Samantha Zanatta, PS 55; Joseph Baroz, PS 36; Class 3-208, PS 23; Rafal Piersiak,

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