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Students compete at Joliet D. 86 STEM Extravaganza

Joliet District 86 Superintendent Dr. Theresa Rouse congratulates gold medal winners (from left) Janet Arroyo, Aujney Allen and Nyiema Boyd.
Joliet District 86 Superintendent Dr. Theresa Rouse congratulates gold medal winners (from left) Janet Arroyo, Aujney Allen and Nyiema Boyd.

Congratulations to the 84 junior high students from Dirksen, Gompers, Hufford and Washington junior high schools who competed in the Joliet Public Schools District 86 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 and Selene Ward

• Gompers Junior High: Adriana Faria, Evelyn Gutierrez, Marriah Guzman, Amy Orozco, Keila Ramirez and 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 and Paityn Wilkinson

• Washington Junior High: Maria Angeles, Xavier Eggert, Sean Kirman, Rauri O’Hara, Yareli Ponce, Gabriela Ruiz-Sanchez and 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 and Ashley Morales Bautista

• Gompers Junior High: Evelyn Gutierrez, Marriah Guzman, Amy Orozco and Keila Ramirez

• Hufford Junior High: Alyssa Jimenez, Jason Cherven, Jytzel Cordoba, Yanel Gonzalez, Jonas Gregory, Kayla Kursell, Tyler Morgan, Paul Slick, Madelyn Warren and Paityn Wilkinson

• Washington Junior High: Xavier Eggert, Yareli Ponce, Gabriela Ruiz-Sanchez and Derrick Vargas.

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