Four Barker Middle School students took part in the 66th Annual Northwestern Indiana Science and Engineering Fair presented by Valparaiso University and ArcelorMittal USA. The competition was held at Valparaiso Univeristy on Saturday, February 23. 
Seventh-grader Madison Gresham won several awards in the Junior Physical Science Division for her project, “Making Music with Bottles.” They included: 
1st Place, Junior Physical Science Division ($250 and a gold medal)
Broadcom Masters Award, Outstanding Project ($50 and an invitation to Broadcom’s National Science Competition)
Ford STEM Award Outstanding STEM Project, ($100)
Gresham will advance to the Hoosier State Science & Engineering Fair in Indianapolis on March 30. 
Eighth-grader Kayla Campbell received an Honorable Mention in the Junior Physical Science Division for her project, “How Much Fat is in Your Food?” She received $25, a medal, and certificate. 
Other students who took part in the Science and Engineering Fair at Valparaiso University included Ashley McKinney with her project, “Distance vs. Angles,” and Kyra Krachinski with her project, “Clean Cents.” 
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