St. Athanasius School in Evanston won the top school award in the poster competition at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Chicago metro regional competition for non-public schools.
The event was held over the weekend at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Forty-eight schools submitted 393 projects in the competition and 39 seventh and eigth grade students from St. A's participated, winning 34 gold and 5 silver medals.
Ten students from St. A's were invited to participate in the State of Illinois Science Fair to be held at Milliken University in Decatur on May 14: They are Ethan Torain, Eleanor Peterson, Eleanor Ward, Mary Henthorn, Gabi Durkin, Stefi Durkin, Emma Powell, Mary Slowinski, Eva Holton and Julia Urban.
Special awards went to the following students:
- American Association of Zoo Keepers: Ella McDonnell
- Society of Technical Communication: Gabi Durkin
- Lincoln Park Zoo: Eva Holton
- Museum of Science and Industry Top Project Award: Ethan Torain, Eleanor Peterson, Eleanor Ward, Mary Henthorn, Emma Powell, Gabi Durkin, Stefi Durkin, and Eva Holton
- Tee shirt design: Claire O'Shaughnessy
- Program design: Clare Corydon
- Thank you notes to sponsors design: Roan Regnier