Grand Forks students won top awards at the North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair, which was held virtually March 25-26.

At the event, sponsored by the UND College of Engineering and Mines, Red River High School students Shri Patel and Sudiksha Singhal qualified to compete at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which will be held virtually May 3-6. Singhal will represent the northeast region of the state; Patel will attend as one of three at-large representatives from North Dakota.

The ISEF will host more than 1,800 high school students from every state and 75 countries and territories around the world. Students will present their science or engineering projects to judges and compete for hundreds of monetary prizes and scholarships.

South Middle School students also earned several honors at the state science fair. Sonakshi Singhal finished second, Olivia Whitney and Rebecca Sather received a third-place award, and Madelyn Streyle placed fourth.

Other South Middle School students who competed at the state fair were Khalid Alghamdi, Brooke Carlson, Daryn Daku, Elizabeth Flagg, Isaiah Gaye, Garrett Krefting, William Krump, Rylie Lelm, Geovanna Lima, Jordan Peters, Alexander Prichard, Angelica Snyder, Brookelyn Vanda-Jenkins and Arista Welsh.

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McKayla Sagini, a student at Elroy Schroeder Middle School, also presented a project at the fair.