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Illinois 2019

Teachers can access NEED curriculum online. As resources are available, teacher workshops
and hands-on kits are available. Individual state curriculum correlations are available here.

Bednarcik Junior High School
Aurora, IL
National Junior School of the Year
Illinois Junior School of the Year

Project Title: Creating a Difference in Our Community
Teacher Advisor: Amy Truemper
Student Directors: Trisha Shukla, Saba Ahmed, Manya Srivastava


Bureau Valley South
Buda, IL
Illinois Elementary School of the Year
Project Title:
The Bureau Valley South Energy Gurus-ESP
Teacher Advisor: Sheri Litherland
Student Directors: Aiden Litherland and Libby Endress


Jungman Elementary Chicago Public School
Chicago, IL
Illinois Junior Rookie of the Year

Project Title: Waste Busters
Teacher Advisor: Patricia Orta
Student Directors: Laila Martinez, Jhonas Beltran, Shirley Garcia, Zaory Valladares, Stephanie Juarez, Stephanie Zepeda, Cesar Ocon


Kennedy Middle School
Kankakee, IL

Project Title: H2O and Other Sources
Teacher Advisor: Tracy Selock
Student Director: Kylee Cunningham


Liberty Elementary School
Bolingbrook, IL
Outstanding Engineering and Design Project
Illinois Primary School of the Year

Project Title: Cat Warming House
Teacher Advisor: Heather Hampton
Student Director: Madison Hampton


Manteno CUSD#5
Manteno, IL

Project Title: Investigating Wind Turbines
Teacher Advisor: Jerry Rewerts
Student Director: Kelly Ritzke


Wheaton North High School
National Senior Rookie Finalist
Illinois Senior School of the Year
Wheaton, IL

Project Title: Energy In Our World
Teacher Advisor: Robert Griegoliet