RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Three sixth-graders from Ridgewood's Benjamin Franklin Middle School competed on the state level for the "You be the Chemist Challenge."
Out of all the middle school students who participated from the state of New Jersey, Leo Manwaring made it to the top 16 and Michael Yin made it to the top eight. Hari Rajesh made it to the final round of four students and placed third runner-up.
"The boys were happy to participate and were delighted to have done so well," a news release noted. Their science teachers are Trella Dolgin and Lauren Salvani.