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Edison Middle School Student is One of Five Winners in Scholastic's Science World “Mars Writing Contest”

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Pictured here are: West Orange Schools K-12 Science Supervisor Stephanie Suriano, EMS Science teacher Martha Van Loon, Anay Badlani, and EMS Principal Xavier Fitzgerald.  Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Anay Badlani, a sixth grade student at Edison Middle School, was named one of five winners in Scholastic Science World magazine’s “Mars Writing Contest.”

As a prize, Badlani received a signed copy of the book “Welcome to Mars,” written by astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Science World is an educational magazine geared for students in grades six-12. It is published by the Scholastic Corporation, which features articles about physical, life, health, earth, space, environmental science and technology.

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According to the Science World website, “For the contest, students had to imagine that they were part of the first human mission to the Red Planet. While exploring Mars, they encountered intelligent life-forms. Students wrote an essay explaining to these aliens the similarities and differences between Mars and Earth. Check out how the winners compared and contrasted these two planets.”

Badlani’s story describes his experiences to repair a Mars Rover and his encounter with a Martian family while adjusting to things like temperature and gravity.

We are all very proud of Anay and his accomplishment,” said Edison Middle School Assistant Principal Steve Melendez.

“Anay is an excellent student who always strives for academic excellence and who has a bright future ahead of him. The Staff of Edison Middle School congratulates him on his award,” he said.

To read Anay Badlani's essay, "Chasing Curiosity," click HERE.

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