The Ames High School and Ames Middle School Science Olympiad teams both finished in first place in their divisions at the State Science Olympiad competition at Coe College on Saturday, April 18th. This qualifies the teams to represent the state of Iowa at the National Science Olympiad competition in Lincoln, Neb. in May.

High school student finishing with first place medals:

    • Kween Agba and Brynna Bargfield for Cell Biology
    • Nathan Chen and Katie Fukushima for GeoLogic Mapping
    • Sarah Shen and Nathan Chen for Dynamic Planet
    • Brynna Bargfield, Nathan Chen, Seamus O’Connor-Walker for Experimental Design
    • Yichen Xu, Nina VanderZanden, Sarah Shen for Protein Modeling
    • Alex Lee and Yichen Xu for Chem Lab
    • Julia Meyer and Yichen Xu for Technical Problem Solving
    • Nina VanderZanden and Tifany Chu for Forensics
    • Seamus O’Connor Walker and Takeshi Suzuki for Bridge Building
    • Tifany Chu and Zhi Li for Bungee Drop

Middle School students finishing with first place medals:

      • Anyang Yu and Steven Lian for Entomology
      • Joseph Norman, John Kim and Jason Chen for Experimental Design
      • Amy Yang and Caleb Kong for Meteorology
      • Eddie Wei and John Kim for Air Trajectory
      • Hannah Huang and Shria Chug for Disease Detective
      • Sarah Song and Eddie Wei for Road Scholar
      • Caleb Kong and Seth Durbin for Elastic Launched Glider
      • Anyang Yu and Joseph Norman for Crave the Wave
      • Maria Kosakova and John Kim for Solar System
      • James Lin and Fergal Hennessey for Bottle Rocket
      • Anyang Yu and Shria Chug for Fossils
      • Amy yang and Seth Durbin for Robo-Cross
      • Jason Chen and Steven Lian for Wheeled Vehicle
      • Fergal Hennessy and Jason Chen for Dynamic Planet
      • Maria Kosakova, Amy Yang, and James Lin for Picture This
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Ames High School Science Olympiad team

Read about the second-and-third place high school teams.

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Ames Middle School Science Olympiad team

Read about the second-and-third place middle school teams.