Thirty-three seventh- and eighth-grade students from St. Jude School, Mountain Top, will participate in the upcoming regional level of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition to be held at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre. Students have prepared projects in the areas of behavioral science, chemistry, botany, biology, physics and computer science. An awards banquet will be held after the competition. All students earning a first-place rating will advance to the state finals at the Penn State Main Campus on May 18. Participants, from left, first row, are Adam Mahler, Patrick Curley, Matthew Hayden, Bryce Zapusek, Sean Murphy, George Strish, Ethan Hoda, Christopher Gibbons and Matthew DiGangi. Second row: Valerie Soto, Annie Hagenbuch, Gabbi Frask, Makenzie Savner, Lizzy Kolojejchick, Grace Dacey, Madison Stoltz, Taylor Josefowicz, McKaylia Ward, Emily Thomas and Morghan Murphy. Third row: Devyn Boich, Kaylee Kotsko, Maria Strish, Alyson Rymar, Dominic Capaci, Ben Koshinski, Yosi Bere, Sean Wills, Nicholas Ganter, Brianna Phillips, Christopher Kocon, Molly McAndrew and Katie Wills.