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Joliet students compete at Dist. 86 STEM extravaganza

2/19/2019, 3:53 p.m.
Eighty junior high students from Dirksen, Gompers, Hufford, and Washington Junior High were invited to compete in the Joliet Public ...
(From left to right) Joliet Public Schools District 86 Superintendent Dr. Theresa Rouse, Dirksen Junior High Principal Dr. Markisha Mitchell, Washington Junior High Principal Rolland Jasper, and Gompers Junior High Principal Rita Sparks congratulate Ryland Denson from Hufford Junior High on his double gold award.

Eighty junior high students from Dirksen, Gompers, Hufford, and Washington Junior High 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 Junior High 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, Jacqueline Munoz Carranza

Gompers Junior High

Jessica Leon, Jason Mejorada, Monserat Patino, Cyena Ulloa, 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, Noah Whitlock

Washington Junior High

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

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

Dirksen Junior High

Alonso Contreras, Jacqueline Munoz Carranza

Gompers Junior High

Amy Orozco, Cyena Ulloa, Melisa Zurita

Hufford Junior High

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

Washington Junior High

Esmeralda Hernandez