Suffolk Legislator Trotta Commends Elementary Student, Gianna Kelly, for Winning First Place in 2018 Brookhaven Lab Science Fair

Hard-working student takes First Place in the Kindergarten Division.

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(L to R): Park View Elementary School Principal Kevin Storch, Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta, First Place Kindergarten winner Gianna Kelly, her sister, Theresa, and parents John Peter and Jennifer Kelly.

Photo by: Office of Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta

Smithtown, NY - June 11, 2018 - Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta welcomed kindergarten student Gianna Kelly and her family, as well as Park View Elementary Principal Kevin Storch to the June meeting of the Legislature to congratulate her on taking first place in the kindergarten division in the annual Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Elementary School Science Fair. Legislator Trotta pointed out that his is the first time that Park View Elementary School has won first place in this contest.
Gianna Kelly’s project involved placing light and dark colored crayons in water to learn which colors would float or sink. In testing them, she discovered that it was not the color of the crayon, but how it was placed in the water. If the crayon was positioned horizontally on the water, it floated, but if it was placed with the pointed or flat end in the water, it sank.
“I commend all of these students and their teachers for an excellent job in competing in this annual contest as there were 470 projects submitted by 110 Suffolk County schools,” said Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta. “I am very proud that since I have been a legislator that we have had winners from my district each year,” added Legislator Trotta.