MHS team wins four matches at Iowa Science Bowl


Pictured are Marshalltown High School students who competed in the Iowa Science Bowl on January 26 in Ames. Pictured in front row, from left, Austin Christen and Jacob Swartz. Back row, Trevor Ketcham, Zach Swartz and Marcus Barker.

Five Marshalltown High School students competed in the 2019 Iowa Science Bowl in Ames on January 26 and advanced to the top 16 out of 40 teams in the competition. The team won four matches and lost three matches against other Iowa schools in the contest.  The Iowa Science Bowl is sponsored by Ames Lab and Iowa State University.

The bowl tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Teams face off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, energy and math.

The MHS team is coached by Extended Learning Program teacher Susan Fritzell. Pleasant Valley High School won this year’s Iowa bowl and will advance to the national competition at Washington, DC in April.