Littleton High School Students Earn National Recognition for Science and Engineering

Littleton Public Schools
Dr. Kelly R. Clenchy, Superintendent
33 Shattuck Street,
Littleton, MA 01460

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Littleton High School Students Earn National Recognition for Science and Engineering

LITTLETON — Superintendent Kelly Clenchy is pleased to announce that two Littleton High School freshmen earned national recognition for the science and engineering fair projects they completed last year. 

Ninth grade students Vivienne Lance and Mikey Taylor were selected as National Science and Engineering Fair semifinalists in the Broadcom MASTERS competition. Each of the LHS students, who were honored for work they did as Littleton Middle School eighth graders, placed in the top 300 out of 2,537 applicants. 

Lance and Taylor were two of just nine students from Massachusetts to place in the top 300. 


“It’s a great accomplishment for one student to receive this honor, so to have two be recognized on a national level really is amazing,” said Littleton Middle School science teacher Valerie Finnerty, who taught both students last year. “I’m so proud of Vivienne and Mikey, and I’m excited to see them receive such a prestigious honor.” 

The Broadcom MASTERS is a program of the Society for Science and the Public. It is open to seventh and eighth grade science and engineering students, and recognizes student work from science and engineering fairs nationwide. 

Taylor’s project focused on the possible causes of the collapse of honey bee populations, while Lance’s work delved into potential solutions for more effective oil spill clean up.