Students front row, L-R: Andres Cordoba , seventh grade; Brennan Seymour, eighth grade; Hannah Huang, seventh grade; Fergal Hennessy, sixth grade; Ketty Nguyen, sixth grade. Coach Reichert, second row, R.

AMES–Ames Middle School’s Science Bowl team took first place out of 24 Iowa schools Saturday, Feb. 21,  to become the Iowa Regional Science Bowl Champions.

The team, with representatives each middle school grade level, and their coach, eighth grade science teacher Collin Reichert, have earned an all expense paid trip to visit Washington, DC at the end of April to compete at the national level.