Science Olympiad team places eighth at regionals

Several students place in top six

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By Photo by Jena Smith

Senior Chase Oswald and sophomore Rohit Biswas competed in their Science Olympiad event, Water Quality, on Saturday Feb. 22.

The Science Olympiad team attended the Northeast Kansas Regional Tournament and placed eighth on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Johnson County Community College. Seven students placed in the top six of their events, including three first place winners.

Sophomore Rohit Biswas felt there was room for improvement.

“Our performance was okay, but it was not as good as we could have done,” Biswas said. “I feel as if I did my best, and my scores represent that.”

As a first year member, senior Chase Oswald believes both he and the team did well.

“We did okay,” Chase said. “I thought I did rather well since I’ve never done all of this before.”

A total of 22 teams competed at the tournament. All of the individuals that placed first will be invited to compete at the state tournament on Saturday, April 5. It is currently unknown whether or not the team as a whole will be invited to compete at the state level. This depends on how the team ranks against other competing teams in the state.

Placings are as follows:

Seniors Alyssa Hobson and Connor Oswald: First in Anatomy and Physiology and Disease Detectives, fifth in Designer Genes and Forensics.

Chase and Biswas: First in Geologic Mapping, fifth in Water Quality.

Senior Tyler Hinnen and sophomore T-Ying Lin: Third in Compound Machines, sixth in Mag Lev.

Sophomore Jack Booth and Hinnen: Fourth in Circuit Lab.

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