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52nd Anniversary Science Fair

These pictures were taken by Greg Lopatka on the opening day of the fair.  March 22, 2002.  Click on the thumbnail to view the large image.  Use your back buzzer to return to this page.

Randolph school hasnít been represented at the Chicago Public Schools City Science Fair since they gave up their 7th and 8th graders, but every year Mr. Lopatka sees one or two former students representing their new school. This year was no exception, April and James were there calling him as he was setting up a table for the judges. Mr. Lopatka has been on John Kent's Science Fair Exhibit committee for years. Now that he has retired, one of the his biggest rewards is seeing former students carrying on the Randolph tradition of science excellence.  Another great thing about the fair is meeting new students, like this 8th grader that fled war torn Bosnia and came here just 3 years ago without knowing any English, and here she is in the city wide fair. The most fun comes from working with John's helpers.  John's assistant, Pat Smith guards the security room.  We had help from St. Louis when Gonzo gave us a hand for a few days. We had fun.

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The following pictures were taken on Monday when the Exhibit committee packs up everything for next year.

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