On Saturday, March 26, seven 8th grade students represented Gillespie Middle School at the Regional Science Fair at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
The students were among one hundred and eighty-five other students from Region 12 of Illinois. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the first round of judging proved very successful for the participants.
Nichole Miller, Kelly Clark, Miranda Tarro, and Jordan Rosentreter received Outstanding ribbons and qualified for afternoon judging. Derick Engelke and Kaitlin Henrichs received first place ribbons while Jacob Kirkwood received a second.
During the awards ceremony, Nichole Miller was selected to present her project at the State Science Fair at the University of Illinois Champaign on May 7, 2011. Nichole conducted her experiment this winter while raising chicks and comparing chick food.