Vela Middle School students Peyton Ruiz, Nicholas Marroquin and Ray Tarpey qualified for the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair held on March 30 – April 1 at UTSA in San Antonio. Peyton Ruiz and Nicholas Marroquin qualified with their project, “Growing Crazy,” and Ray Tarpey qualified with his project, “The Fire Within.” Both projects qualified in the top 3 at the regional competition held at UTB. Their school sponsors are Sujatha A. Thakker and Rey Guerrero.