D203 Students to Appear on Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday

 For the 17th year and quite possibly the last time, Naperville School District 203 students will travel to New York City to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman. 

With Letterman retiring and a new host of The Late Show set, District 203 teachers don’t know if they will be sought again to bring the young scientists to the show. 

The show will be taped and aired May 20. It will be the 17th year and 23rd time Naperville District 203 students will appear on the show.

Five students are practicing the science experiments and will travel to New York City for the taping. Three will be selected during rehearsal to perform the experiments and be the straight man to Letterman’s antics. The show will be taped and aired on May 20. 

The students are:
  • Samantha Xu (10th grader at Naperville Central High School)
  • Jakob Myers (9th grader at Naperville North High School
  • Jay Bhatia (8th grader at Jefferson Junior High School)
  • Maddy Whirledge (7th grader at Kennedy Junior High School)
  • Emma Bednar (6th grader at Kennedy Junior High School) 
  • Lee Marek, retired chemistry teacher at Naperville North High School, and Jaci Gentile, Naperville Central science teacher and Katherine Seguino, Naperville Central High School science department chair, will accompany the students


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