Hobbs High students Brady Spears and Ashley Selman brought home a first-place state championship in the Fossils category at the recent Science Olympiad competition in Socorro. At the middle school level, Houston students Erin Hines and Caroline Jarrett also had a state championship title with a first-place finish in the Anatomy category. Although secondary school team results won’t be ready until later, individual results are in for Hobbs High School and the Freshman High School teams. In addition, Houston Middle School finished 5th out of 25 teams in its category during the state Science Olympiad competition.
The following are HHS results:
First place Fossils – Brady Spears and Ashley Selman; 2nd place Astronomy – Spears and David Tackett; 2nd place Bungee Drop – Rachel Johnson and Whitney Marsh; 4th place Mission Possible – Samuel and Kenneth Hafer; 4th place Protein Modeling – Kenneth Hafer, Ashley Selman and Breanna Ellison; 4th place Scrambler – Spears and Kenneth Hafer; 5th place Air Trajectory – Marsh and Alexis Wright; 5th place Compound Machines – Samuel Hafer and Jarred McGraw; 6th place Cell Biology – Spears and Tackett; 8th place Write It Do It – Ashton Ebert and Amy Vejil; 10th place Disease Detectives – Johnson and Ebert.
The following are Freshman High School results:
Third-place Anatomy and Physiology – Kunal Mankad and Mia Zebas; 3rd Place Wright Stuff – Brenden Strickland and Briton Dunn; 6th Place Bridge Building – Dunn and Strickland; 6th Place Bungee Drop; Brennon Schofield and Dunn; 6th Place Mission Possible – Shaye Smith and Mankad; 7th place Write it Do It - Hannah Miller and Marco Cortez; 10th place Air Trajectory – Smith and Strickland.
The following are Houston Middle School results:
First-place Anatomy and Physiology – Erin Hines and Caroline Jarrett; 2nd Can’t Judge a Powder – Anna Lowe and Jarrett; 4th Disease Detectives – Kenzie Mills and Anna Lowe; 5th Bottle Rockets – Evan Gray and Jay Nelson; 6th Experimental Design – Zakaya Benge, Suzanne Driskill and Claire Gleghorn; 6th Simple Machines – Erin Hines and Jazlyn Segundo; 8th Air Trajectory – Evan Gray and Nelson; 8th Crime Busters – Emma Hicks and Gleghorn; 8th Elastic Launched Glider – Miranda Acosta and Evan Gray; 8th Fossils – Robert Salgado and Gray; 8th Meteorology – Suzanne Driskill and Ariana Calvillo; 9th Green Generation – Hines and Anna Lowe.