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NBJH students and teachers gather for a group photo at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science regional competition in Decatur, IL on May 4th.
  • Awards and Recognition

Congratulations to our Independent Science Research students and teachers for bringing home 18 Gold and 5 Silver awards from the Illinois Junior Academy of Science State Fair on Saturday, May 4 in Decatur! In addition, several students received special awards. We are so proud of our students, teachers Lauren Johnson, Fred Yoon and Amber Paull, and the parents who supported their students along the way!

Special Awards are:

  • Exceptional Project in Category (EPIC): Henry Gartz (Aerospace), Simon Pick (Environmental Science)
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge Award (Top 10%, Invitation to more competitions): Maggie Griffith, Eric McCaughan, Simon Pick, Gia Swinger
  • Exceptional Project in Agriculture (presented by Ball Seed Company) - Eric McCaughan
  • Illinois Soybean Association Second Place in Microbiology - Evan Silver-Schack
  • Illinois Soybean Association First Place in Behavioral Science - Gia Swinger
  • Illinois Soybean Association First Place in Electronics - Olivia Pekala
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