MHS competes at IT-Olympics at ISU


Marshalltown High School students who competed at the IT-Olympics held at Iowa State University recently are pictured. From left is Ronaldo Ordaz, Sam Estrada, Jon Ortega, Tim Potter, Collin Krukow, Jacob Ramsey-Smith, Patrick Schafer, Stefan Peng, Jack Kester, Andy Bitker and Quinten Woolery.

Marshalltown High School’s IT/Hyperstream team competed at Iowa State University’s IT-Olympics held at Hilton Coliseum on April 28 and 29.

MHS brought 11 students who competed in three venues – Sumo Lego Robotics (Quinten Woolery, Sam Estrada, Andy Bitker and Ronaldo Ordaz), APP Development (Jack Kester, Jacob Ramsey-Smith and Patrick Schafer) and Cyber-Defense (Collin Krukow, Jon Ortega, Stefan Peng and Tim Potter).

“The APP development team won two of the Real Time Challenges, our robot won 50 percent of the rounds it battled and our Cyber-Defense group finished approximately 13th of 26 teams entered,” said MHS Extended Learning Program teacher Susan Fritzell.

Jack Kester won a $500 scholarship to the Iowa State University College of Engineering via a raffle.