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May 2017

Winners of Westchester Science and Engineering Fair, left to right:  Chloe Weiser; Lauren Pogostin; Sophia Howard; Mayor Lorraine Walsh; Mamaroneck Science Teacher Guido Garbarino; Andrew Katz; Willie Quinn; Ali Mann; Marina Tosi.


Mayor Honors Westchester Science and Engineering Fair Winners

By Stephen E. Lipken


At the Monday, April 17 Larchmont Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Lorraine Walsh presented a Proclamation to Mamaroneck High School Science Teacher Guido Garbarino with Certificates of Appreciation to his students for placing in the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair, held at Sleepy Hollow High School on  Saturday, March 4.


“It is very important that we honor and contribute to not only those students who excel in athletics but also excel in academics and science,” Walsh stressed.   “The pupils did independent research through two summers with mentors in the surrounding County as well as going to some of the medical centers and universities in New York City.”  The students then prepared posters detailing their projects.


Winners included Lauren Barragan, Second Place, Behavioral and Social Sciences; David Hilden, Second Place, Medicine and Health; Sophia Howard, Second Place, Behavior and Social Sciences; Andrew Katz, Fourth Place, Engineering; Ali Mann, Fourth Place, Plant Science and Association for Women Geoscientist Award; Rebecca Marcus, Fourth Place, Animal Science; Lauren Pogostin/Ellie Lundberg, Fourth Place, Medicine and Health; Willie Quinn/Marina Tosi, Fourth Place, Behavioral and Social Sciences; Mallory Warner, Walter Kass Memorial Award for Exceptional Behavior and Chloe Weiser, Second Place, Engineering.


According to Garbarino, Chloe was one of nine sophomore/Junior students who won an all-expense paid trip to present her work at the GENIUS Olympiad at SUNY Oswego in June and will compete with over 40 students from 400 countries.


Although the Board moved to adjourn the 2017/18 Tentative Budget until Monday, April 24, pending further review by the Financial Budget Committee, Mayor Walsh noted that the projected tax rate is 3.96%, due to an $11,000 increase in revenue and $45,000 decrease in Police Department Budget, due to retirement of a Sergeant.


During the Work Session, plans were discussed to locate a large poster emblazoned with the names of local restaurants to be placed on Larchmont Avenue near Manor Deli with an invitation to potential food entrepreneurs/restaurateurs, “Join the Menu...”