Student Shine at State Science Fair

NBJH brings home 17 gold, six silver from state science fair
Posted on 05/02/2018
Science Fair Special Awards

Northbrook Junior High students provided scientific proof they are among the state’s brightest student researchers when they captured 17 gold awards and six silver awards at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science State Exposition in Peoria on April 28.

Each entry is judged by three judges and students must orally present their research and display their findings in scientific charts and reports.

Three students received special awards with cash prizes in addition to their gold awards:  Morissa LambertAllison Lau and Emma Ugarcovici.

Morissa Lambert received Best in Category for her behavioral science project:  “Are social or economic views more important in deciding a political party?” She received a $50 Illinois Junior Academy of Science Award.

Allison Lau received a $50 cash award in Botany for her project, “How overcrowding plants in a hydroponic system affects growth and vitality.”

Emma Ugarcovici received a $100 cash award from the pharmaceutical company Takeda for her biochemistry project on “How temperature affects fruit ripening.”

All students participated in the fall elective class of Independent Science Research to work on their projects under the guidance of science teachers Mark Frye, Pam Mendelson and Amber Paull.

Other students who received either a silver or gold award are:

Sohan Bellam

Kyle Burke

Claire Chang

Maxwell Glaubinger

Sari Goldberg

Audrey Gottschild

Joanna Gusis

Elle Harris

Claudia Hirsch

Natalie Hong

Samantha Kaminsky

Maeve Kenny

Brenda Kim

Daniel Kim

Emma Larsen

Jessy Luna

Nate Muhl

Shae Nenadov

Felicia Pace

Changwoo Yu