The West Liberty-Salem Middle School team received fourth place at the Piqua Regional Tournament Saturday, and has qualified for the State Science Olympiad Tournament for the 10th year in a row.
The state tournament is slated for Saturday, April 11, at The Ohio State University campus.
At the regional event, 20 team members won awards in 15 different events, including three gold medals and four silver medals.
At the high school level, all six team members from West Liberty-Salem won medals at the regional competition.
Student results are as follows:
Middle school — Olivia Jacquemart and Lauren Fowler, Bio-Process Lab, second place; Kayla Hudson and Hailey Duncan, Disease Detective, sixth; Zach McCall and Tyler Motzko, Dynamic Planet, sixth; Cade Clerico and Tyler Motzko, fifth, and Zane Woodruff and Ryan Motzko, sixth, Elastic Launched Glider; Olivia Jacquemart and Lauren Fowler, Entomology, fifth; Cade Clerico and Sam Benedict, fourth, and Jaden Marchal and Graham Higgins, fifth, Fossils; Lauren Fowler and Kayla Hudson, Green Generation, fourth; Cade Clerico and Sam Benedict, Meteorology, second; Emily Palmer, Hailey Duncan, and Lee Ackley, Picture This, sixth; Cade Clerico and Isaac Riblet, Road Scholar, third; Lee Ackley and Hailey Duncan, Robo-Cross, second; Cade Clerico and Michael Farquharson, Simple Machines, first; Paul Kauffman and Zach McCallm, Solar System, fifth; Michael Farquharson and Zach McCall, Wheeled Vehicle, first; Lauren Fowler and Kayla Hudson, Write It/Do It, first.
High school — Miranda Etgen and Connor Motzko, Mission Possible, first; Connor Motzko and Miranda Etgen, Bungie Drop, third; Tim McCall and Miranda Etgen, Wright Stuff, third; Rachel Hostetler and Nathaniel Benedict, Air Trajectory, fourth; Ian Higgins and Tim McCall, Disease Detective, fifth; Connor Motzko and Ian Higgins, Fossils, fifth; Ian Higgins and Nathaniel Benedict, Bridge Building, sixth.
The high school coach is John Benedict, and middle school coaches include Cameron Spencer, Jim Naderer, Jim Hoffman, Steve McCall, Mary Benedict, John Benedict, Colin Fowler, Joe Farquharson, Jim Lemon, Hal Ackley and Lori Ackley.
- Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF