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Joliet students complete at District 86 STEM even

Joliet Public Schools District 86 Superintendent Theresa Rouse, Dirksen Junior High School Principal Markisha Mitchell, Washington Junior High School Principal Rolland Jasper and Gompers Junior High School Principal Rita Sparks congratulate Ryland Denson (center) from Hufford Junior High on his double gold award.
Joliet Public Schools District 86 Superintendent Theresa Rouse, Dirksen Junior High School Principal Markisha Mitchell, Washington Junior High School Principal Rolland Jasper and Gompers Junior High School Principal Rita Sparks congratulate Ryland Denson (center) from Hufford Junior High on his double gold award.

Congratulations to the 80 students from Dirksen, Gompers, Hufford and Washington junior high school who were invited to compete in the Joliet Public Schools District 86 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Extravaganza.

The following students received a gold medal at the event. In addition, Hufford seventh-grade student Ryland Denson earned a double gold award at the competition by receiving a perfect score on his presentation.

Dirksen Junior High

Jossaline Hoang, Jackson Maland and Jacqueline Munoz Carranza

Gompers Junior High

Jessica Leon, Jason Mejorada, Monserat Patino, Cyena Ulloa and Melisa Zurita

Hufford Junior High

Marcello Aguilar, Esme Bryson, Michael Del Rio, Ryland Denson (Double Gold), Diego Fernandez, Alyssa Jimenez, Zion Kostyra, Kaylen Peterson, Galileo Sanchez, Samantha Szendzial, Claudia Villaflor and Noah Whitlock

Washington Junior High

Xavier Eggert, Ana Franco, Erial Hagger, Esmeralda Hernandez and Jonathan Montesinos

The following District 86 students were invited to compete at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Regionals in March at North Central College in Naperville.

Dirksen Junior High

Alonso Contreras and Jacqueline Munoz Carranza

Gompers Junior High

Amy Orozco, Cyena Ulloa and Melisa Zurita

Hufford Junior High

Cristina Arroyo, Marcello Aguilar, Ryland Denson, Diego Fernandez, Alyssa Jimenez, Zion Kostyra, Jamie Pensado, Galileo Sanchez, Claudia Villaflor and Noah Whitlock

Washington Junior High

Esmeralda Hernandez

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