Covington takes tech awards

  • Written by District 123



Submitted Photo. Creators of Bess Beetles and Super Static, (standing) Noah Kohs, Emily Katalinic, fifth grade teacher Joan Boss, Camya Moser, Nathaniel Guerrero-Guzman and (kneeling) Eman Jibawi, Jennifer Soto, and Elise Regalado.


Northern Illinois University holds an annual video competition celebrating innovations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Each year more teachers and students to participate and create videos. This year, D123 submitted over 25 videos and has been awarded Best in Show for their outstanding participation.

  Two groups from Covington School took second and third place this year. The videos explaining static electricity and Bess Beetles were written and edited by the students, with filming help from Instructional Technology Coach Peggy Keiner. Bess Beetles, created by Jennifer Soto, Noah Kohs, and Elise Regalado took second place and Super Static, created by Nathaniel Guerrero-Guzman, Eman Jibawi, Emily Katalinic, and Camya Moser, took third place.