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Bednarcik Science Students Make Strong Showing at State Competition

May 04, 2015 01:56PM ● Published by Steven Jack

Twelve students from Bednarcik Junior High School represented School District 308 in the Illinois Junior Academy of Science State Expedition on Saturday, May 2 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
 
The students who shared their scientific research include David Bigus, Nitya Chagoor, Leah Christopherson, Audrey Dyer, Cassidy Grasela, Cameron Knauss, Shreya Magesh, Ashley Schultz, Trisha Sudhaker, Lyza Sumayo, Doug Trefz and Mary Weber.
 
  • Mary Weber received the South Central Association of Clinical Microbiology Award for an outstanding microbiology project in the junior division for her research on enhancing antibiotics.
  • Cameron Knauss received a special award from the Health Science Learning Exchange for an outstanding project in the area of exercise and/or injury.
  • Ashley Schultz won the Award for Outstanding Merit from the Structural Engineering Association of Illinois.
  • Trisha Sudhaker won two awards. She received an award from the Health Science Learning Exchange for an Outstanding Project in the area of Biochemestry. She also won the Best in Category Award for Biochemestry in the Junior Division. This is the highest award a student can receive.
This is the third year a Bednarcik student won Best in Category Award. In 2014 Julia Grove won it for physics, and in 2013 Olivia Coleman won for earth science.

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