Grand Forks students earn award at North Dakota Science and Engineering Fair

Red River High School student Sudiksha Singhal, a first place finalist, advances to compete at the 2022 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair next month in Atlanta.

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GRAND FORKS – Sudiksha Singhal, a student at Red River High School, was named a first-place finalist in the North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair.

Singhal, who received a gold plaque and a jacket, qualified to compete at the 2022 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair next month in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rebecca Sather and Olivia Whitney, both Red River High School students, were selected as first alternates and each received a silver plaque. As alternates, they will be invited to exhibit their project at the fair in Atlanta if a finalist from their region cannot attend.

Other Grand Forks public school students earned awards and recognition at the event held March 31-April 1 at UND.

Junior Division winners from the northeast region are: Elroy Schroeder Middle School students Kenai Auch, fifth place; Ella Lizakowski, third place; and Layton Pribula, fourth place. They each received a silver plaque. South Middle School students Sonakshi Singhal, first place, and Amaa Wijetunga, second place, each received a gold plaque.


Students in the senior and junior divisions who received special awards, such as cash and certificates from various organizations that encourage students’ interest in science and engineering, included:

Elroy Schroeder Middle School students Jacob Kehrwald, Layton Pribula, McKayla Sagini and Blake Solberg;

Red River High School students Rebecca Sather, Olivia Whitney and Sudiksha Singhal; and

South Middle School students Sonakshi Singhal and Amaa Wijetunga.

Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at or (701) 780-1107.
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