MHS Science Olympiad team competes at state contest


Members of the MHS Science Olympiad team which competed at Coe College on April 9 are pictured. Front row, from left, Juan Andrade, Phoebe Osgood, Hannah Gardea, Maggie Grimm and Mary Drummer. Second row, Dayana Carrera, Stefan Peng, Collin Krukow and James Drummer. Back row, Jon Ortega and Whitney Canaday.

The Marshalltown High School Science Olympiad team competed at the state contest on April 9 at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. The team placed ninth out of 16 teams. Mt. Vernon High School placed first.

Medalists from MHS included: Juan Andrade and Maggie Grimm earned first in Forensics; Maggie Grimm, Stefan Peng and Collin Krukow were second in Protein Modeling; and Stefan Peng and Collin Krukow were second in Astronomy and third in Dynamic Planet.

This tournament is a team-based competition that consists of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology.