Ray, Kenwood in school news

Students advance from regional to citywide science fair at Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave.
Ray Elementary School 6th and 7th graders participated in the Burnham and Fulton Park Regional Science Fair last Friday at Malcolm X College.

Four students — 6th graders Elvis Wolcott, Marcelo Gutierrez and Joden Soberano and 7th grader Hope Richard — competed in the fair.

Wolcott’s project, “Raspberry Pi, Arduino and Adafruit Response Rover,” was in the Computer Science category and Richard’s project — “Do You Remember?” — was in the Behavioral Science category. Wolcott and Richard received honorable mention for their work.

Gutierrez’s project, “Turbulent Aerodynamics: How Surface Texture Affects Rocket Flight,” was under the category of Aerospace Science and Soberano’s project, “Understanding the Principals of Evaporation,” was under the category of Physics. Gutierrez and Soberano advanced to the citywide science fair and will receive an invitation to the 6th grade luncheon held at the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, during the city science fair on March 22. Students cannot compete in the citywide science fair until they are in 7th grade.

All-City art exhibition selects large number of students from Kenwood, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

The Art Department at Kenwood Academy High School had the second highest number of submissions chosen for the All-City Art Portfolio Exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Kenwood students Jia Qi Zhen, Omega Dyson, Genesis Jones, Shawn Michael McGhie, MariaLuisa Conlon, LeShawn Cox, Levatino Harris, Demetrius Thomas, Latavia Walker, Shana Banks, Gerald Brown, Isis Davis, Jade Jeffries, Eric Thomas, Ashleigh Brown, Gabby Wilbert, Lloyd Quashie, Emily Tarby, Layia Amoaku, Jordan Swanson, Shakyra Ragsdale and Jiara Love have pieces showcased at the exhibition and are eligible to receive scholarships.

The All-City art exhibit was on display at the LeRoy Neiman Student Center & Student Union Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 37 S. Wabash Ave., first floor.

Compiled by Daschell M. Phillips