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East Providence, RI – Bay View Academy eighth grader, Isabella Heffernan (Warwick) was one of two junior division “Best in Fair” winners at the Rhode Island State Science and Engineering Fair. Her project, “Going epipen-less. Can changing the microbiome cure peanut allergies?” earned a first grant award.

In addition she won the Navy Science Innovation Award, the Northeast Institute of Food Technology Award and was nominated for Broadcom Masters, which is an invitation to compete in the national science fair.

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Paige Noland, a junior from East Greenwich, was one of the top ten finalists in the high school division of the competition. She investigated the DNA sequence variability of a polymorphic region of DNA at the PV92 locus of human chromosome 16. Paige earned a first grant award plus a $1,000 four-year renewable scholarship to the University of Rhode Island. She also took home a $100 cash award from Slater Technology company.

The following is a complete list of Bay View Academy awards won at the Rhode Island Science and Engineering Fair.

Senior Division:

Paige Noland, East Greenwich, Top ten “Best in Fair” finalist, First Grant award, URI – $1000 four year renewable scholarship, $100 cash award from the Slater Technology Company

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Taylor Bauer, Lincoln, First Grand award, CCRI – $1000 Scholarship

Blaine Lynch-Gadaleta, North Providence, First Grant Award, Naval Science Award, Less Toxic Living Award, First place award from Northeast Institute of Food Technology

Samantha Proulx-Whitcomb, Warren, Second Grant award

Junior Division:

Isabella Heffernan, Warwick, First grant, Best in Fair (junior division, tied for first place in fair), Broadcom Masters, First place award from Northeast Institute of Food Technology, Navy Science Innovation Award               

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Greta Redleaf, Cranston, First Grant, First Place Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council for individual excellence in presenting a science fair project reflecting environmental awareness; Southeastern New England Marine Educators Certificate of Achievement; and, the Narragansett Bay Commission’s Excellence Award

Emily Kiely, Westport, First grant, Second place Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council for individual excellence in presenting a science fair project reflecting environmental awareness

Sara Negash, Providence, First grant, Third Place Rhode Island Waterworks Associati

Kaleigh Quinn, Bristol, First grant

Kaitlynn Clement, Pawtucket, First grant

Abigail Miller, Bristol, Second grant

Malena Corso, Cranston, Second grant, Office of Naval Research Science Award

St. Mary Academy – Bay View is an independent Catholic School for girls open to all faiths, Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12, located in East Providence, Rhode Island and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. In existence since 1874, Bay View endeavors to provide a quality education preparing girls and young women for the challenges of the global community. St. Mary Academy – Bay View is a college preparatory school accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

 About the Sisters of Mercy:  The Sisters of Mercy – an international community of Roman Catholic women – dedicate their lives to God through vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and service.  For more than 180 years, motivated by the Gospel of Jesus and inspired by the spirit of their founder, Catherine McAuley, the Sisters of Mercy have responded to the continually changing needs of the time.


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