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By Tesia Galvan
Staff Writer 

Duo takes first at Science Olympiad


April 5, 2016


Chaperon Tim Barrus, Matthew Kelton, Callie Klinghagen, Narisse Trippel, Emily Brown, Paris Caines, Bryanna Mickelson, Jaden Mickelson, Andrew Edholm and Science teacher Karen Grzybowski smile wide after the Worland High Science Olympiad team members placed in the top three in their respective categories at the Wyoming State Science Olympiad at Casper College Saturday.

WORLAND – The Worland High School Science Olympiad team placed in seven categories this past Saturday at the Wyoming State Science Olympiad at Casper College.

The Wyoming State Science Olympiad is a day-long event dedicated to promoting interest in and improvement at the level of science education throughout the state of Wyoming, according to the Casper College website.

The event "has been attended by Worland High School for the past five or six years," Worland High School Science teacher Karen Grzybowski said.

Nine students rotated in teams of two and placed in seven categories in various topics like "It's About Time" where students made a non-electrical device to measure time intervals between 10 and 300 seconds and took a written test related to time, Grzybowski said.

Narisse Trippel and Paris Caines competed in this category as a team and placed first for making their device using drops of water and an electronic balance, Grzybowski added.

Other students who placed are:

First place Forensic Science - Narisse Trippel and Jaden Mickelson

Second place Green Generation Narisse Tripel and Andrew Edholm

Second place Anatomy and Physiology - Bryanna Mickelson and Callie Klinghagen

Second place Wind Power - Narisse Trippel and Emily Brown

Third place Chemistry - Calle Klinghagen and Matthew Kelton

Third palce Dynamic Planet - Bryanna Mickelson and Paris Caines

"We had an outstanding day for a small team. I was proud of all our students for the work they put into their events and their performance. Every student that competed that day (April 2) placed in at least one of their events," Grzybowski said.

"The students were excited with their performance," Grzybowski said.

[Narisse] Trippel, who placed in all the events she participated in, said "It was a fun experience."

While reeling in this year's success, Grzybowski said, "We are working on growing a team to reach a national level of competition."


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