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Excellent Experimenters

Fifteen ICS students advance to Region 11 Science Fair; 7 will move on to state competition

Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 9:00 a.m. CST
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Pictured are the 15 Immaculate Conception School seventh-grade students who participated in the Region 11 Science Fair.

Fifteen seventh grade students from Immaculate Conception School recently presented science projects and papers at the Region 11 Science Fair held at the University of St. Francis in Joliet.

Students with projects had a visual display, a research paper, and an oral presentation that they presented before a panel of two judges.

Students participating in the paper session presented their research paper orally to a panel of judges without the use of visual displays. Judges awarded ratings of gold (first place), silver (second place), and bronze (third place).

I.C.S. students who presented projects that were awarded gold ratings are Katie Durkin, Burton Hess, Amanda Schmidt, Kameron Dransfeldt, Jack Galloway, Grace Johnson, Jared Lines, and Nolan Feeney. Students entering projects who were awarded silver ratings are Nathan Korte and Danny Borgstrom.

I.C.S. students receiving gold ratings in the paper session are Lexi Helland and Trevor Zink. Those receiving silver ratings in the paper session are Jenika Smith, Jacinda Smith, and Blake Niewinski. Nolan Feeney was honored for having the best of category project in environmental science.

Students qualified to enter the Region 11 Science Fair based on the ratings that they received at the I.C.S. Science Fair in late January.

Based on their ratings at the Region 11 Science Fair, the following students advance to the State Science Fair at the University of Illinois in May:  Katie Durkin, Burton Hess, Amanda Schmidt, Kameron Dransfeldt, Jack Galloway, Grace Johnson, and Nolan Feeney.

The students were prepared for the Science Fair by I.C.S. science teacher Mrs. Janelle Aldrich,  I.C.S. language arts teacher Mrs. Loreen Vlk, and I.C.S. technology coordinator Mrs. Elaine Virgo.

They also received help and support from other I.C.S. staff members, their parents, and their classmates.

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