Houston Takes Second in State science olympiad

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Houston Middle School, Hobbs Freshman High School and Hobbs High School students competed at the state Science Olympiad competition in Socorro over the weekend.

   Posting the highest finish was Houston Middle School, which took a silver team medal in the competition. Helping lead Houston’s team to second place and its highest finish ever were state champions Nathaniel Thornell and Jazmin Gallegos (Optics), Bre’anya Hays and Jalie Flowers (Thermodynamics), Teagan McCool and Peyton Goff (Roller Coaster) and Madalynn Dunham and Ella Newey (Towers). Team finishes for HHS and FHS are not yet available. What follows is a list of the competitions and individual winners:

Houston Middle School:

Anatomy and Physiology, Angela Abrego, Bre’anya Hayes, 8th place; Battery Buggy, Peyton Goff and Olivia Schapp, fourth place; Crime Busters, Teagan McCool and Lilly Sloan, sixth place; Disease Detectives, Mohammad Sadeghmoghaddam and Jazmin Gallegos, tenth place; Dynamic Planet, David Sanchez and Lilly Sloan, fourth place; Ecology, Ryder Hobbs and Peyton Goff, 10th place; Fast Facts, Nathaniel Thornell and Bre’anya Hays, ninth place; Hovercraft, Nathaniel Thornell and Jalie Flowers, third place; Microbe Mission, Angela Abrego and Jazmin Gallegos, 7th place; Optics, Nathaniel Thornell and Jazmin Gallegos, first place; Road Scholar, Lilly Sloan, Ella Newey, sixth place; Rocks and Minerals, David Sanchez and Caitlyn Williams, sixth place; Roller Coaster, Teagan McCool and Peyton Goff, first place; Solar System, David Sanchez and Caitlyn Williams, fifth place; Thermodynamics, Bre’anya Hays and Jalie Flowers, first place; Towers, Madalynn Dunham and Ella Newey, first place; Wright Stuff, Ryder Hobbs and Mohammad Sadeghmoghaddam, fifth place; Write It, Do It, Mohammad Sadeghmoghaddam and Jalie Flowers, fifth place.

Hobbs High School:

Anatomy and  Physiology, Kunal Mankad and Alex Torres, ninth place; Astronomy, Keval Desai and Bryant Hernandez, tenth place; Disease Detectives, Kunal Mankad and Alex Torres; third place; Dynamic Planet, Keval Desai and Bryant Hernandez, fifth place; Experimental Design, Samantha Davis, Zakaya Benge and Suzanne Driskill, third place; Game On, Esai Rivera and Kaleb Hobbs, ninth place; Material Science, Samantha Davis and Rose Beijense, eighth place; Mission Possible, Kaleb Hobbs and Logan Lynskey, third place; Mousetrap Vehicle, Miranda Acosta and Esai Rivera, third place; Towers, Miranda Acosta and Logan Lynskey, eighth place; Write It, Do It, Samuel Martinez and Zakaya Benge, ninth place.

Also competing on the state team were Jackson Driskill and Chloe Silva.

Freshman High School:

Disease Detective, Kaytlen Bishop and Ashlie Armendarez, 9th place; Experimental Design, Jacquelene Thornell, Jonathon Salgado, and Jocelyn Valenzuela, fifth place; Helicopters, Brayden Strickland and Shelly Driskill, 8th place; Mission Possible, Arturo Almendarez and Andres Valenzuela sixth place; Write It, Do It, Jaqueline Thornell and Jonathon Salgado, 8th place.

 Also competing on the Freshman High School team were Cristina Abrego, Channing Gray, Yaizeth Gurrola-Mares, Jazmin Mendoza, Irvin Rodriguez and Aaron Speake.


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