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Immaculate Conception students succeed at science fair in Joliet

Published: Friday, March 21, 2014 10:23 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014 8:44 a.m. CDT

MORRIS – Thirteen seventh-graders from Immaculate Conception School in Morris participated in the Diocesan Science Fair held March 7 at the University of St. Francis in Joliet. 

Students were required to present either a project or a research paper before two judges. Qualifying for the Diocesan Science Fair is based upon judging ratings at the I.C.S. Science Fair that was held in January.  

Those students receiving Gold (outstanding) ratings are: Aiden Lawyer, Erin Blaskey, Grant Hatteberg, Logan Edwards and Meg Gile. All will advance to the State Science Fair that will be held at the University of Illinois in May.

Those receiving Silver (first place) ratings for projects are: Katie Hemmersbach, Abbie Borgstrom, Megan Ortinau, Kade Kjellesvik and Aras Repond. 

Receiving a Gold rating for the presentation of a research paper are Tony Whitmarsh and Dylan Jenkins.  Mundo Meyer received a Silver rating for his research paper.

Students were prepared for the science fair under the direction of their science teacher, Janelle Aldrich. I.C.S. language arts teacher Loreen Vlk worked with the students in the writing of the research papers.

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