Nearly 2,000 area students submitted science fair projects for the Academy of Science – St. Louis Science Fair event held at Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park on April 30. The local award recipients include Honors Division Finalist Meghona Bharadwaj, Lafayette High;  ASM Materials Education Foundation Award recipient Julie Goldman, Parkway Central High; Honors Division First Place Award recipient Kate Hogan, Parkway Central High; Yale Science and Engineering Association Award recipient Olivia Long, John Burroughs School; Society for In Vitro Biology, SunEdison Award and St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society Award recipient Ciarra Peters, Westminster Christian Academy.