NYPA Sponsors Tonawanda Middle
School Science Fair
May 3, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TONAWANDA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will
sponsor the 20th annual Richard W. Catlin Art/Science/Technology
Fair at Tonawanda Middle School on Friday, May 5 from 6 – 8 p.m.
“The New York Power Authority and our middle school
have a tremendous partnership that focuses on student achievement in
the arts and sciences,” said James Newton, principal of Tonawanda
Middle School. “We know how important it is to have students
graduating with higher-level thinking skills. The projects that
students complete are absolutely creative and outstanding. Thanks
to the Power Authority, we are able to recognize and reward these
students with trophies during the awards ceremony."
Competitions involve all seventh- and eighth-grade
students. Projects in the subject areas of technology, science,
art and social studies will be displayed, showcasing the school’s
many talented students.
A highlight of the fair will be the technology
students’ competitions. Students design and build C02-powered
dragsters that will be judged on the basis of aerodynamic design,
style, appearance and speed. Other technology students will compete
in a bridge building competition. Bridges will be judged on their
ability to withstand forces applied.
The Richard W. Catlin science fair is named in
honor of the educator who was responsible for its creation 20 years
For additional information please contact Cathy
Blood, NYPA, at 716-286-6652, or James Newton, principal, Tonawanda
Middle School, at 716-694-7660.
■ NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It
finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues
earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a
leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and
electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation’s
largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating plants in
various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of
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