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February 13, 2016 - PVCICS Students Prove Science is Cool

PVCICS Students Prove Science is Cool

Hadley Charter School Students Recognized in Statewide “Cool Science” Competition



Hadley, Mass—February 13, 2016— Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School is excited to announce several of its students have been recognized in the statewide Cool Science competition sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate School of Education and the University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Earth, Ocean and Environmental Sciences.  Students were challenged to use art to explain how to combat climate change.  The top six entries will be displayed on Lowell Regional Transit Authority buses this spring.

“Our students are constantly challenged to be global thinkers,” said Richard Alcorn, Executive Director of PVCICS.  “Their success in the Cool Science competition shows that we are educating young people who are taught to think about not only their success as an individual, but also how to use their knowledge to solve problems our world faces, such as climate change.”

Hannah Nicolson won in the ninth grade division for her depiction of lightening each of our carbon footprints.

Kayla Sit, is the winner in the eighth grade division for this poster reminding us how important one simple flick of a switch can be.

“We are extremely proud of our students,” said Kathleen Wang, principal of PVCICS.  “They have demonstrated their artistic skills and their understanding of a global issue facing all of us.  It will be very exciting to take them to Lowell in a few weeks and see the unveiling of their work. We know it will be a moment that will continue to inspire them as students and future leaders.”

 The winners will be attending a ceremony on April 8, 2016 in Lowell where they will be honored for their achievement and will see their work unveiled.

PVCICS would also like to congratulate the following students for receiving Runner-Ups and Honorable Mention Awards:

Sixth Grade:  Meghan Condon and Anastasia Fitzgerald.

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Tenth Grade:  Sunny Eiseman.


Tenth Grade:  Jaelyn Phillips.