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Susan Arbetter's piece about Pittsfield High School Science Students 5/12/06


Albany, NY – Pittsfield High School in Berkshire County's largest city has been in the news recently for reasons administrators probably wish we would all forget: A mercury spill that closed the school for two weeks back in December.

But last weekend, this old inner city public school received some good news: six Pittsfield chemistry students won big at the Massachusetts State Science Fair.

A few months ago, my husband, who teaches at Pittsfield, told me these students won the regional science fair in North Adams. So last weekend, Susan tagged along as they displayed their projects, along with 350 other kids, at MIT at the State Fair.