Maercker students show their projects at science fair
Fourth-grader Justin Tatoolas talks about his project on Mount Everest during Saturdays science fair at Westview Hill Middle School. | Jon Langham~for Sun-Times Media
Updated: March 8, 2013 6:43AM
WILLOWBROOK — A dozen seventh- and eighth-graders from Maercker Elementary District 60 have qualified for March 9 regional science fair competition.
Those students earned the right to display their projects for judging at Metea Valley High School in Aurora by earning Outstanding Gold Awards at Saturday’s Maercker District 60 science fair.
Advancing eighth-graders are Bradley Frederick, Rachel Wang, Ravali Thimmspuram and Sayali Amin. Seventh-graders who won Outstanding Gold Awards are Ethan Anderson, Geeth Tunuguntla James Hsiao, Michael Price, Prisha Ranjan, Raunak Malhotra, Ryan Birkmeier and Varun Sudhakaran.
Top finishers at the regional competition earn the right to advance to the May 4 state science fair in Champaign. Bradley Frederick advanced in 2012 as a seventh-grader to the state competition.
The PTA-sponsored science fair a Westview Hills Middle School was open to all first- through eighth-graders.
While regional and state competition is limited to students in seventh and eighth grades, several other District 60 students did receive Outstanding Gold Awards for their projects.
Those students are third-graders Daniel Hsiao, Emily Wang, Rohan Mahajan and Ryan Chen; fourth-graders Alexis Lincoln, Jessica Miller, Noah Islam, Piyush Mekla and Rohan Malhotra; fifth-graders Chinmay Amin, Ebony Smith, Esha Modi, Kayla Sheldon, Moudar Dweydari, Patrick Hsiao and Pramika Kadari; and sixth-graders Alex Fraccaro, Melissa Li and Vicki Zou.