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Irvington H.S. Juniors Spark Interest In Meteorology In Younger Peers

Irvington High School junior Remy Mermelstein shows a sixth-grader the weather forecasts he creates each day for his newly designed website, "Weather in the Hud," which focuses on Irvington-specific weather forecast updates.
Irvington High School junior Remy Mermelstein shows a sixth-grader the weather forecasts he creates each day for his newly designed website, "Weather in the Hud," which focuses on Irvington-specific weather forecast updates. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Michael Ganci
Irvington High School junior Dillon Palmieri talks to sixth-graders about the weather forecasts he creates each day for his newly designed website, "Weather in the Hud," which focuses on Irvington-specific weather forecast updates.
Irvington High School junior Dillon Palmieri talks to sixth-graders about the weather forecasts he creates each day for his newly designed website, "Weather in the Hud," which focuses on Irvington-specific weather forecast updates. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Michael Ganci
Irvington Middle School Science teacher Philip Levine shows sixth-grade students the juniors’ newly designed website, "Weather in the Hud," which focuses on Irvington-specific weather forecast updates.
Irvington Middle School Science teacher Philip Levine shows sixth-grade students the juniors’ newly designed website, "Weather in the Hud," which focuses on Irvington-specific weather forecast updates. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Michael Ganci

IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Irvington High School juniors Remy Mermelstein and Dillon Palmieri are teaching middle school students about the science of meteorology.

For the first time, they showed sixth-graders the weather forecasts they create each day for their newly designed website, "Weather in the Hud."

Equipped with mobile devices, the middle school students visited the website and signed up for the juniors’ Irvington-specific weather forecast updates.

Mermelstein and Palmieri received a $2,500 grant from the Irvington Education Foundation to pursue their passion for weather and develop their easy-to-navigate weather website.

“The goal is to light a spark with the hope of discovering more budding meteorologists,” said Philip Levine, the boys’ adviser and middle school science teacher. “Some of these students will eventually take over for Remy and Dillon in the future.”

The sixth-graders said they found it helpful that the forecasts are accurate and specific to Irvington. Mostly, sixth-grader Scarlett Whitney was fascinated two students, just a few grades older than her, could predict the weather.

“I was inspired by them because it might be cool to follow their footsteps,” she said.

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