High scores at state science fair
Murray Middle School students had great showings at the Minnesota State Science Fair in Bloomington on March 30 and April 1. Ten students presented either a paper or project in the competition. Murray has a long tradition of doing science fairs at school and taking the students to the regional and state level. No other St. Paul school was so strongly represented this year. Three Murray students were given the Seagate Emerging Scientist Awards (280 first-time participants were evaluated and ranked; the top 10 percent received awards): Gayathri Dileepan, Daniel Ellis and Forrest Ahrens. Two Murray students received Middle School Paper Awards: Valerie Bares and Isak Stillwell-Jardin. Grand Awards went to Lily Xiong (Bronze), Gayathri Dileepan (Silver), and Daniel Ellis and Forrest Ahrens (both Gold). Daniel Ellis, Forrest Ahrens and Gayathri Dileepan received the Broadcom Master’s Award.