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By Kelsey Adams
Special To Talon 

Regional Science Olympiad

Koogler Middle School competed in a regional science competition

 


This past month, Koogler Middle School competed in a regional science competition, also known as Science Olympiad. They received second place and their whole team qualified for the state competition in Socorro, NM.  Science Olympiad is a great way to test your science knowledge and abilities. At the competition, competitors took tests, did labs, and built devices, to prove their knowledge. Koogler's team consisted of seventh and eighth graders, who excelled at the school competition earning second place.

    Science Olympiad was a mandatory activity for eighth graders, and it was optional for seventh graders. Students were to pick a partner and an event, these events included thermodynamics, towers, roller coasters, battery buggy and Wright-Stuff. Each event was tested individually, and the top three attended regionals.

    Regionals was held in Farmington New Mexico, at Mesa View Middle School. Most schools from around San Juan County competed such as, Koogler Middle School, Mesa View Middle School, Kirtland Middle School, Hermosa Middle School and other schools around the area. There were over twenty different events, each with their own skill level, and requirements.

    Ella Palmer, an eighth grader who competed when asked what she likes about Science Olympiad and she she said, "I competed in five events, and placed in all five. I participated in potions and poisons, thermodynamics, experimental design, road scholar, and write-it do-it." She was also asked what she liked about it, and what her favorite part is she simply said, "I like the competition between intelligent people, and my favorite part is how excited our school was when we placed second and our ability to compete in Socorro for state."

 

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