April 12, 2012 12:10PM
Updated: May 14, 2012 8:02AM
Students awarded at science fair
MORRIS — Immaculate Conception School was represented at the Regional Science Fair at the University of St. Francis in Joliet by 15 seventh-grade students.
The students participated by either presenting a project that included a research paper, charts, posters and other materials or by presenting only a research paper. Students were selected based on the ratings they received at the Immaculate Conception School Science Fair.
Immaculate Conception students who had projects rated as gold were Ryan Friend, Megan Davy, McKenzie Rodgers, Sarah Virgo and Aurora Whitmarsh.
Students who received silver were Keagan Sobol, Ethan Frobish and Amanda Pelnarsh.
Students who presented research papers that were judged as gold were Mattie Meyer, Jake Hulbert, Michael Feeney, Veronica Johnson, Danny Black and Eli Gile. Sarah Neuhalfen presented a paper that received a silver rating.
Immaculate Conception students chosen for presentation at the state science fair were Ryan Friend, Megan Davy, McKenzie Rodgers, Sarah Virgo and Aurora Whitmarsh. Students who will present papers at the are Mattie Meyer and Jake Hulbert.
Students were joined at the fair by science teacher Janelle Aldrich.
Students advance to state competition
MINOOKA — Minooka High School seniors Zack Toepper and Branden Heintzelman won District FFA Proficiency Awards.
Heintzelman won his award in nursery operations based on his four-year project of landscape, greenhouse and pond installation.
Toepper won in the area of turf grass management based on his four-year project of managing the turf grass at Heritage Bluff Public Golf Club in Channahon.
Heintzelman and Toepper have now qualified for the State FFA Competition in Champaign on Saturday. This will mark Heintzelman’s second visit to the state competition. Last year, he earned a second-place finish in the area of landscape management.
School holds Career Day
JOLIET — St. Mary Nativity School in Joliet held a Career Day recently, and junior high students received presentations on a variety of careers.
One presenter, Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante, talked to the students about his responsibilities as a political figure and as mayor of Joliet.
Many other individuals provided educational presentations on careers in the areas of scientific research, medicine, franchise ownership, the priesthood, the Navy Reserves and education.
Senior named Mr. JCA at pageant
JOLIET — Darren Stockl, the son of Daniel and Claire of Plainfield, was named Mr. JCA at a pep assembly in the Student Activity Center during Spring Fling Week at Joliet Catholic Academy.
Stockl, one of six senior candidates, earned the annual title of Mr. JCA at the pageant with a performance impersonating JCA math teacher Frank Golf.
Other candidates were Riley Carlson of Plainfield, the son of Paul and Leanne; Bryan Chavez of Joliet, the son of Gerardo and Dora; Juan Guzman of Rockdale, the son of Ignacio and Teresa; Zachary McTee of Shorewood, the son of Rick and Gale; and Tom Sinovich of Minooka, the son of James and Darlene.
JCA teachers Joe Burke, Mindy Izzo and Jake Ziesmer were the judges, and Christine Scheibe was the timekeeper.
Spring Fling Week is sponsored by Student Council. Activities include lunch period competitions and free ice cream during lunches, plus Pack the Gym and Pack the Stadium for boys volleyball and girls soccer. The Turnabout Dance is Saturday.