Somerset charter elementary school ranks 2nd in the state

SOMERSET -- The lobby of the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School resembles the set of a Star Wars movie, only its the science project done by 5th graders who entered the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program held by NASA.

The project on the evaporation rates in space was among 25 student experiments selected from more than 2,500 from around the country that was carried aboard the SpaceX Falcon rocket with the CRS-8 Dragon Spacecraft for a 30-day stay in the International Space Station in April.

The school's Science Olympiad program, which includes college-level courses, is one of the creative innovation programs that has the charter school ranked among the best in the state.

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