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MHS places third in Science Olympiad

April 2, 2013

Marshalltown High School placed third at the Science Olympiad March 23 at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, with each student earning a medal.

Ten teams competed at the state competition, which focuses on the areas of science, technology engineering and mathematics. It consists of "a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology."

Individual medalists were:

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Marshalltown High School STEM team members pictured from left to right: Joey Escobedo, James Talbert, Kaelee Matney, Adam Willman, Chandler Schmidt, Analisa Iole, Nicole Lacina, Therese Kuhlman, Daniel Talbert and David Montealegre placed third in the Science Olympiad at Coe College.

First Place:

Gravity Vehicle: David Montealegre and Daniel Talbert

Second Place:

Experimental Design : Therese Kuhlman, Analisa Iole and Adam Willman

Material Science : Montealegre and Kuhlman

Third Place:

Forestry: Nicole Lacina and Willman

Magnetic Levitation: James Talbert and Montealegre

Anatomy: Iole and Kaelee Matney

Designer Genes: Joey Escobedo and Chandler Schmidt

Technical Problem Solving: Daniel Talbert and James Talbert

Water Quality: Willman and Lacina

Forensics: Iole and Matney

Circuit Lab: James Talbert and Schmidt

Dynamic Planet: Lacina and Willman

Robot Arm: Daniel Talbert and James Talbert

Thermodynamics: Daniel Talbert and James Talbert

The team is coached by Susan Fritzell and Pam Brewer-Michael. Learn more about Science Olympiad at



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