Sixteen students won first place at the St. Mary School eighth-grade science competition held in January. Those students will go on to compete in the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Regional Competition at the Museum of Science and Industry the weekend of March 10. Among those heading to the regional round are (standing, from left) Lukas Kulbis, Dylan Gresik, Kimberly Burda, Nick Rastelli, Lorelei Escobedo, Theresa Mullen, Arriana Arroyo, Brendan Jones, Conor Cawley, (sitting) Anna Santilli, Kathleen Suess, Clare Durkin, Chloe McKinley, Nerija Cuplinskas. Not pictured: Charles Cornelius.