MHS places third, students earn medals at Science Olympiad

Team Members (L to R): Joey Escobedo, James Talbert, Kaelee Matney, Adam Willman, Chandler Schmidt, Analisa Iole, Nicole Lacina, Therese Kuhlman, Daniel Talbert, David Montealegre

Team Members (L to R): Joey Escobedo, James Talbert, Kaelee Matney, Adam Willman, Chandler Schmidt, Analisa Iole, Nicole Lacina, Therese Kuhlman, Daniel Talbert, David Montealegre

Marshalltown High School placed third at the Science Olympiad March 23 at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, with each student earning a medal.

Ten teams competed at the state competition, which focuses on the areas of science, technology engineering and mathematics. It consists of “a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology”.

Individual medalists were:

First Place:

  • Gravity Vehicle – David Montealegre and Daniel Talbert

 Second Place:

  • Experimental Design – Therese Kuhlman, Analisa Iole, Adam Willman
  • Material Science – David Montealegre, Therese Kuhlman
Joey Escobedo and Nicole Lacina mounting their balsa wood boomilever to the testing platform.

Joey Escobedo and Nicole Lacina mounting their balsa wood boomilever to the testing platform.

Third Place:

  • Forestry – Nicole Lacina, Adam Willman
  • Magnetic Levitation – James Talbert, David Montealegre
  • Anatomy – Analisa Iole, Kaelee Matney
  • Designer Genes – Joey Escobedo, Chandler Schmidt
  • Technical Problem Solving – Daniel Talbert, James Talbert
  • Water Quality- Adam Willman, Nicole Lacina
  • Forensics – Analisa Iole, Kaelee Matney
  • Circuit Lab – James Talbert, Chandler Schmidt
  • Dynamic Planet – Nicole Lacina, Adam Willman
  • Robot Arm – Daniel Talbert, James Talbert
  • Thermodynamics – Daniel Talbert, James Talbert

The team is coached by Susan Fritzell and Pam Brewer-Michael. Learn more about Science Olympiad at http://www.soinc.org

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