In March four Montgomery School students participated in the Chester County Science Fair. Sixth graders Danny Himsworth and Aidan Woolley, seventh grader Gigi Harris, and eighth grader Rachana Mudipalli competed with the best middle school science students in the county. These students began their projects at the beginning of the school year, conducted independent research and followed strict competition guidelines. Most of their work was completed on their own time (weekends, study halls, vacations). All projects were judged by category and across all sixth, seventh, and eighth grade entries. Gigi Harris received an Honorable Mention in the Behavioral Sciences category, Aidan Woolley received 2nd place in the Botany category, and Rachana received first place in microbiology, received a special award for microbiology, and second best in entire show for the middle school category. Aidan and Rachana then moved on to the Tri-State Competition (PA, NJ, DE) with thirteen counties represented and over a 1000 entries. Aidan placed 2nd in Botany out of a group of 28 middle school students. Rachana also came in 2nd in Microbiology out of a group of 22 middle school students, and also received an honorable mention from the American Society for Microbiology Eastern PA division. In addition, Rachana received a $1000 check, a special award from Parenteral Drug Association. Both Aiden and Rachana will now progress to national level competition.