Congratulations to the 84 junior high students from Dirksen, Gompers, Hufford, and Washington Junior High who competed in the Joliet Public Schools District 86 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Extravaganza. The following students received a gold medal at the event.
Dirksen Junior High
Monzerrath Bibian, Jossaline Hoang, Aaliyah Hudson, Ashley Morales Bautista, Aubrey Morris, Diya Patel, Lorenzo Oquendo, Byanca Perez, Chloe VanNess, Selene Ward
Gompers Junior High
Adriana Faria, Evelyn Gutierrez, Marriah Guzman, Amy Orozco, Keila Ramirez, Manuela Rodriguez
Hufford Junior High
Aujney Allen, Janet Arroyo, Nyiema Boyd, Jason Cherven, Jytzel Cordoba, Yanel Gonzalez, Jonas Gregory, Maddie Hobbs, Alyssa Jimenez, Kayla Kursell, Tyler Morgan, Paul Slick, Claudia Villaflor, Madelyn Warren, Paityn Wilkinson
Washington Junior High
Maria Angeles, Xavier Eggert, Sean Kirman, Rauri O'Hara, Yareli Ponce, Gabriela Ruiz-Sanchez, Derrick Vargas
In addition, the following seventh- and eighth-grade students qualified to compete at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Regionals at North Central College in March.
Dirksen Junior High: Monzerrath Bibian, Jossaline Hoang, Ashley Morales Bautista; Gompers Junior High: Evelyn Gutierrez, Marriah Guzman, Amy Orozco, Keila Ramirez; Hufford Junior High: Alyssa Jimenez, Jason Cherven, Jytzel Cordoba, Yanel Gonzalez, Jonas Gregory, Kayla Kursell, Tyler Morgan, Paul Slick, Madelyn Warren, Paityn Wilkinson; Washington Junior High: Xavier Eggert, Yareli Ponce, Gabriela Ruiz-Sanchez, and Derrick Vargas.