CLARK, NJ - Saint John the Apostle School hosted a STEM fair on Tuesday, February 18.  Students in grades five through eight worked in grade level teams to present solutions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  

Groups researched one of the seventeen sustainable development goals and created solutions to countries.  Each grade level had specific criteria to follow which included creating three-dimensional prototypes, tri-fold posters, brochures, and videos. 

School Principal Dr. Deborah Egan spoke about how the event encourages young learners.   “The STEM Fair project inspires students to take action and see how their ideas can be put into practice.” 

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The winning fifth grade project was titled Save the Sea to See the Fish and included the following team members:

  • Jonathan Eicholz
  • Melia Marcino
  • Robert Melo
  • Ethan Noon
  • Melia Marcino

The top sixth grade project called Life Below Water was created by:

  • Giacomo Gallo
  • Chelsea Ramirez
  • Danielle Scaturro. 

Four seventh graders collaborated to create a project titled S.H.E.C.  for the win.  Teammates were:

  • Aurely Antonin
  • Matthew Samaniego
  • Lorenzo Joyner
  • Mellany DaSilva

The eighth grade win went to a project called R.O.S.A., shaped by:

  • Gabriel Costa
  • Sebastian Grajeda
  • Riley Ramirez
  • Avery Small

All four winning teams will move on to present their work at the Archdiocese of Newark competition which will host students from the entire Diocese. 

Saint John the Apostle School is a faith-centered academic community based on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.  They are committed to serve all regardless of race, nationality or religion.  To prepare students to be responsible adults in an ever-changing world, their goal is to focus on academic excellence as well as instill spiritual, moral and social values.   Registration is ongoing.  Please call the school office at 732-388-1360 for additional information or visit their website at

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