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Distrigas awards scholarships to Everett students, honor 32 local students for science fair projects

Posted by Christina Jedra  June 8, 2013 10:20 AM

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Science fair dinner: Noreen Colannino, Everett Science Department Head; Tony Scaraggi, Director, Operations, Maintenance, and Regulatory Affairs for Distrigas; and Charlie Obremski, Everett Public Schools Assistant Superintendent honor Gabriel Simao of the Parlin School in Everett. Gabriel won first prize in the Grade 6 City-Wide Science Fair and is seen here at a dinner sponsored by Distrigas.

The following was submitted by Distrigas of Massachusetts: 

Distrigas of Massachusetts recently honored 34 students, primarily from Everett, and also Lexington, Medford, and Saugus for their academic success and outstanding work in the field of science.  Students, along with their families, school administrators, and educators, were recognized at an Awards Dinner held in their honor at Bobby C’s Restaurant in Melrose.  Distrigas has been sponsoring the local scholarship program and science fair competition for more than 30 years. 

“Given the importance of science to our natural gas business, we believe it’s important to support students who show initiative, creativity, and a commitment to science,” said Carol Churchill, Manager of Communications for Distrigas.  “The students we’re honoring have shown innovation, academic achievement, and an interest in understanding the world around them.” 

Distrigas awarded $5,000 scholarships to two students –  Juliana Martins of Everett High School and David Angelo of Pope John XXIII High School (a Saugus resident).  Both students are graduating seniors who have impressive records of academic achievement and extracurricular involvement.  

In addition, Distrigas awarded prizes and/or certificates of achievement to the following students for their  outstanding student science fair projects:

The Region IV State Science Fair winners were:  
1st Place – Erica Budina of Medford High School
2nd Place – Benjamin Brown of Lexington High School
Honorable Mention  – Vesna Imsirovic of Everett High School
The Everett High School Science Fair winners were:
1st Place Biology  – Sydney Thompson-Sands
1st Place Chemistry – Kailey Gilbert, Cassandra Kysilovsky, and David Nguyen
1st Place Engineering  -- Steven Ho
1st Place Physics – Muhammad Sheikh and Diego Velasquez
2nd Place Biology team – Ambra Kadiu and Alisha Simon
2nd Place Chemistry  – Selena Hernandez
2nd Place Engineering team  --  Orhan Kallogjeri and Ashley Millard
2nd Place Physics team – Maria Bustamante, Vanessa Nguyen, and Linh Vu

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3rd Place Biology  – Vesna Imsirovic
3rd Place Chemistry – Nhat Kieu and Jaden Visconti
3rd Place Engineering – Daniel Calderon
3rd Place Physics team – Leandro Almeida, Ambur Khunram, and Eric Senibaldi

The Everett Grade Seven and Eight City-Wide Science Fair winners were:
1st Place 8th Grader  -- Christopher Boucher
2nd Place 8th Grader   -- Anthony Amico
3rd Place 8th Grade team – Eduardo Henriquez and Obed Posada

The Everett Grade Six City-Wide Science Fair winners included:
1st Place – Gabriel Simao from the Parlin School
2nd Place – Odalitz Maldonado Guevara from the Parlin School
3rd Place – Desiree Ruiz Ramoz from the Parlin School

“Distrigas wishes all the students continued success, and applauds their initiative and impressive achievements,” continued Churchill.

Distrigas of Massachusetts LLC is part of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc., which manages a range of energy businesses in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.  These businesses include electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales, asset-based trading and origination, and retail energy sales and related services to commercial and industrial customers.  Distrigas of Massachusetts owns and operates an LNG receiving terminal in Everett, Mass., which began operations in 1971 and currently serves most of the natural gas utilities in New England and key power producers through both pipeline deliveries and an average of 10,000 tanker truck deliveries of LNG each year.  

Distrigas and GDF SUEZ Energy North America are part of the international energy group, GDF SUEZ.

For more information, please visit www.suezenergyna.com and www.gdfsuez.com .

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Science fair dinner: Tony Scaraggi, Director, Operations, Maintenance, and Regulatory Affairs for Distrigas; Noreen Colannino, Everett Science Department Head; and Charlie Obremski, Everett Public Schools Assistant Superintendent honor Christopher Boucher of Everett. Christopher won first prize in the Grade 7 & 8 City-Wide Science Fair and is seen here at a dinner sponsored by Distrigas.



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