Hobbs secondary school students recently returned from state Science Olympiad competition in Socorro with medals.
In the middle school division, Houston placed third out of 25 school competing while Heizer – participating in its first state contest ever – was 12th.
In the upper level, Hobbs High School was 13th and the Freshman High School, whose ninth-graders were pitted against older students from all over the state, was 18th.
Below are the names of students who placed in the top five of 23 separate competition events held on the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology campus:
Houston (Pictured top left) – First place, Experimental Design, Jacqueline Thornell, Jazmine Gallegos, Jonathon Salgado; First place, Hovercraft, Cristina Abrego, Jonathon Salgado; Second place, Towers, Jared Cruz, Andres Valenzuela; Second place, Write it, Do it, Jonathon Salgado, Narges Sadeghmoghaddam; Third place, Ecology, Bre’Anya Hays, Shelly Driskill; Third place, Microbe Mission, Brevin McCool, Dafne Limon; Third place, Scrambler, Jared Cruz, Dafne Limon; Fourth place, Fast Facts, Conner Robertson, Jacqueline Thornell; Fourth place, Mission Possible, Brevin McCool and Andres Valenzuela.
Heizer (Pictured top right) – First place, Fun Facts, Yaizeth Gurrola-Mares and Kasandra Lopez; Second place,Wind Power, Kayley Crawford and Jazmin Mendoza; Fifth-place, Kevin Jimenez and Kevin Palma
Hobbs High School - Third place, Anatomy and Physiology, Kunal Mankad and Ashton Ebert; Fifth place, Electric Vehicle, Briton Dunn and Lorenzo Medrano; Fifth place, Game On, Briton Dunn and Esai Rivera; Fourth place, Hydrogeology,Ashton Ebert and Esai Rivera; Fourth place, Robot Arm, Briton Dunn and Jackson Driskill
Freshman High School – Fourth-place, Game On, Kaleb Hobbs and Elyssa O’Brain; Fifth place, Kacie Trammel and Rose Baijense