Milestone: D’Amico wows ‘em

Student Nicholas D’Amico and teacher Debra Beckett - Submitted photo
Student Nicholas D’Amico and teacher Debra Beckett
— image credit: Submitted photo

What do you do when you have such a passion for science that you want to tell the world? If you’re Sequim sixth-grader Nicholas D’Amico, you make a film to share with the 500 people in attendance at the Sequim Education Foundation Film Festival.

D’Amico entered his first film in the SEF Film Festival competition’s new “School Spirit Award” category hoping to win a $500 cash prize for his school’s Science Club. The Sequim Alumni Association funded the new award this year.

An independent panel of judges chose D’Amico’s video as the winning entry. By producing and entering his film titled “Mrs. Morrison’s 1st Period Science Class” in the SEF competition, D’Amico won the $500 cash award for the Sequim Middle School Science Fair Club. This award will help students with science fair projects.

Debra Beckett (above), Sequim Middle School science teacher and Science Fair Club advisor, pictured at right, founded the Science Club. The club is open to students at all grade levels who want to develop science fair projects. Through her guidance Sequim schools have been participating in the state science and engineering fair since 2005 and several Sequim students have gone on to national and international competitions.


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