Science students have busy week
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Students from nine area schools submitted 124 projects in the 2014 University of Nebraska Medical Center/Central Nebraska Area Health Education Center Health Science Meet in North Platte March 27.
Students from Chase County Schools were represented by Mindy Castle, Jessica Hartman, MaKenna Ketter, Darin Knobbe, Kadyn Milner, Paige Spady and Makenna Wallin.
Ketter placed in the top five at the NJAS regional science fair and is eligible to continue to the Nebraska Junior Academy Science (NJAS) Fair in Lincoln in April. However, she will be attending the State FFA convention instead at that time.
In addition, science teacher Kim Wilson’s students also comprised a team for the State Science Olympiad in Lincoln Saturday.
Mindy Castle, Jessica Hartman, Darin Knobbe and Ryan Moline competed in seven different tests.
Castle and Hartman placed ninth out of 20 schools taking the chemistry lab test.
“We felt they did very good considering the competition they were up against, mostly Class A schools from Lincoln and Omaha,” Wilson stated.