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West Liberty-Salem Science Olympiad enjoys record day at regional meet

The West Liberty-Salem High School Science Olympiad team (pictured) continued their amazing season winning a team trophy with a 2nd place finish at the Piqua Regional competition Saturday. This is the highest finish at the Piqua Regional in school history.

The team medaled in 17 of the 23 events with all twelve of the team members receiving an award.

Individual event winners were:

Boomilever - 1st - Anna Naderer and Maverick Aldo
Elastic Launch Glider - 1st - Matt Kauffman and Megan Etgen
Material Science - 1st - Elizabeth Hance and Megan Etgen

Disease Detectives - 2nd - Kevin Olybrysh and Isaac Loffing
Maglev - 2nd - Matt Kauffman and Sam Olybrysh
Write It Do it - 2nd - Elizabeth Hance and Anna Naderer

Astronomy - 3rd - Rebekkah Gresh and Sam Olybrysh
Gravity Vehicle - 3rd - Anna Naderer and Steven Bailey
Robot Arm - 3rd - Matt Kauffman and Steven Bailey
Thermodynamics - 3rd - Matt Kauffman and Megan Etgen
Water Quality - 3rd - Victoria Benefiel and Rebekkah Gresh

Anatomy - 4th - Isaac Loffing and Maverick Aldo
Experimental Design - 4th - Elizabeth Hance, Miranda Etgen, and Maverick Aldo

Dynamic Planet - 5th - Matt Kauffman and Rebekkah Gresh
Remote Sensing - 5th - Anna Naderer and Maverick Aldo
Rocks and Minerals - 5th - Rebekkah Gresh and Victoria Benefiel
Technical Problem Solving - 5th - Matt Kauffman and Kevin Olybrysh

The West Liberty-Salem Middle School Science Olympiad team finished fifth at the Piqua regional meet.

The team has qualified for the State Science Olympiad meet, which will be on the Ohio State campus Saturday, April 27th.

Individual results:

Helicopters - 1st - Andrew Landis and Connor Motzko

Boomilever - 2nd - Rachel Hostetler and Becky Wilkins
Rocks and Minerals - 2nd - Connor Motzko and Nathaniel Benedict

Sounds of Music - 5th - Becky Wilkins and Nathaniel Benedict
Meteorology - 5th - Nathaniel Benedict and Connor Motzko

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