Local eighth graders place at state

Austin Stern, an eighth grader at St. John the Baptist Catholic School made school history at the state track meet held in Herrin on Saturday, May 14.

Red Bud Elementary School student Tess Simpson captured fifth place in the 400 meter event at the SIJHSAA State Track Meet held in Carterville on May 14.

Annika Fabie, an eighth grade student at St. John the Baptist Catholic School, received a medal at the state golf tournament held on May 10 at Rend Lake.

For more on these students, please see this week’s print edition.