WJHS Students Win Honorable Mentions at Science Competition
Two teams from Wilmette Junior High School won honorable mentions at a science competition sponsored by Toshiba
Two teams from Wilmette Junior High School were honored during Wilmette Public School District 39's board meeting Monday.
The teams participated in a science competition that encouraged students to combine their imaginations with science to explore a vision of a future technology.
The Toshiba-sponsored competition received more than 5,000 projects and only 24 projects are chosen to compete nationally, according to Steve Galligan the science teacher who co-supervised the team with another science teacher Pete Ower.
"The top 10 percent of all projects are chosen as honorable mention winners," Galligan told the board. "There were only seven honorable mention winners in the State of Illinois -- WJHS had two honorable mention winners. This is quite an honor."
One of the teams explored re-growing body parts through advances in cloning. The other explored using fusion as an energy source. The students spent five months researching their concept and wrote an 11-page paper and simulated web pages to enter the competition.