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WL-Salem Science Olympiad fares well at host invitational

West Liberty-Salem’s middle school Science Olympiad logged six top-five finishes Saturday at its host invitational.

Approximately 1,200 students, parents and community members from 28 schools spanning four states converged on West Liberty-Salem schools for the fifth WL-Salem invitational.

Results for WL-Salem middle school participants were:

• Michael Price, Raajih Roland and Connor Motzko, 1st — Mission Possible;

• Zach McCall and Chloe Spencer, 2nd — Boomilever;

• Andrew Landis and Connor Motzko, 4th — Helicopters;

• Becky Wilkins and Rachel Hostetler, 4th — Water Quality;

• Tyler Motzko and Zane Woodruff, 5th — Helicopters;

• Nathaniel Benedict and Connor Motzko, 5th — Rocks and Minerals;

• Rachel Hostetler and Andrew Landis, 6th — Write it, Do it;

• Rachel Hostetler and Becky Wilkins, 7th — Boomilever;

• Aiden Smittle and Rachel Hostetler, 9th — Food science; and

• Ian Higgins and Nathaniel Benedict, 10th — Meteorology.

The WL-Salem high school team did not participate because it organized the event. WL-Salem Science Olympiad teams compete again March 16 at the Piqua Regional.

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