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LFC Students Shine at Illinois Junior Academy of Science Regional Fair

Group photo of this year's Illinois Junior Academy of Science Regional Fair participants

After spending several months working on their science projects, six high school students and seven middle school students took part in the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Regional Fair. These students, who are members of the high school Science Club and winners of “Best Project” at the middle school’s "Faîtes des Sciences", competed against over 250 projects submitted from nearly 30 private schools across Chicago. Participants are judged on their presentations, posters and their scientific approach to a topic of their choice. Congratulations to all our participants, who each received an award — including two silver medals, two gold medals and two Awards of Excellence!

Award of Excellence:

  • Project by Andrea C. and Duru M. (Grade 10), on the impact of Rhizobium bacteria on plant growth
  • Project by Sophie K. and Issa W. (Grade 11), on the comparison between fertilizers and compost in plant growth

Gold Medals:

  • Project by Radina M. and Luca T. (Grade 7) on how objects are affected by air resistance
  • Projct by Caroline B. and Charline B. (Grade 11) on how density impacts light refraction

Silver Medals:

  • Project by Anna C., Colette P. and Matthieu R. (Grade 7) on the comparison between plant growth in water and soil
  • Project by Julie B. and Émilie D.Z. (Grade 7) on which nutrients have the greatest impact on plant growth

Congratulations to all and good luck to Andrea and Duru, as well as Sophie and Issa, who will be taking part in the state final in Decatur this May!