June 19, 2009

Students tackling tough problems: "Kids Make a Difference" theme of this year's Quest Elementary Student Exhibition

Quest Elementary School Student Exhibition was held June 19 where graduating students presented their research projects.  "The Exhibition is the culmination of our graduates’ independent inquiry into a real-life issue and the action they are taking," said Principal Karen Spillman.  "This is a significant event in the life of an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme student, showcasing who he/she has become as a learner and sharing this with the entire community. "

At right, Phillip Koenig presents "Cyber-Safety" to his class taught by Patrick Kruchten.  Rochester's WROC-TV 8 videotaped his presentation after he had done an earlier presentation to the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

Among the topics students presented include inquiries into diseases such as alternative energy, overcoming physical disabilities, coral reefs, electronic waste, deforestation, auto salvage, bullies and gang violence, childhood obesity, abused and homeless animals, cancer; social issues such as animal abuse; homelessness, and natural disasters.

For further Information, Principal Karen Spillman may be reached at 585-392-1000 ext. 6101.