Potsdam middle school student in running for national science fair competition
Friday, August 24, 2012 - 4:51 pm

POTSDAM – A.A. Kingston Middle School student Scott Bollt has advanced to the top 300 middle school students in the running for the 2012 Broadcom Masters, a national science fair competition.

The Society for Science and the Public’s Broadcom Masters National Science Fair Competition has included the 14-year-old’s project, “Trajectory Calculator.”

“We are very proud of him, as are his teachers and administration at Potsdam Central Schools,” said his mother, Elizabeth Bollt, who also spoke for her husband. Erik.

From the 300, 30 students will be chosen Aug. 29 to receive a free trip to Washington, D.C. for the finals.

Mr. Filiatrault, technology teacher at Kingston Middle School, was Scott’s mentor.

Scott was nominated for the national contest by the Ying TRSEF (Tri Region Science and Engineering Fair) in Syracuse, where Scott’s project was entered last March.

As a semifinalist, Scott and his class will be receiving a certificate of recognition and a $25 Walmart gift card sponsored by Elmer’s, the 2012 Official Classroom Sponsor of the Broadcom MASTERS. In addition, Mr. Filiatrault will receive a set of Sally Ride Career Books and $250 of Elmer’s merchandise for the classroom.

More info on the competition is at http://www.societyforscience.org/masters.