I would like to congratulate the young scientists at Our Lady of Victory School. Two 8th graders and three 7th graders were honored with Gold Awards, with one of the 8th graders placing in the top ten of 500 projects at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Exposition, held on March 10 at the Museum of Science and Industry. One student in each grade also earned the honor of representing OLV at the State Science Exposition in May at the University of Illinois–Champaign.
Outstanding work like that could earn local 8th graders cash for school. The Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce is once again offering two $1,000 scholarships to outstanding Jeff Park students. All 8th grade students who live or attend school in the 60630 zip code and are entering high school in 2012 are eligible to apply. Download an application here. The application deadline is 5 pm on Thursday, May 10. Good luck!