OMS students compete in Science Bowl

Ogden Middle School 2018 Science Bowl team. See story for identification.

Middle school students from across Iowa gathered in Ames Saturday, Feb. 24 and competed in the 2018 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional Middle School Science Bowl. 

The Ogden Middle School team had a strong finish and was just three seconds and four points shy of moving on to compete as one of the top eight teams.

Twenty-four teams of students answered questions about biology, chemistry, earth and space science, energy, mathematics, and physics in the day-long, quiz-bowl format competition.

The event started at 8:00 a.m. with opening ceremonies. Practice rounds were held in the morning along with qualifying rounds for the 12-team, double-elimination championship competition in the afternoon. The championship match was held at 4:00 p.m. in Hoover Hall Auditorium. 

The winning team earned the right to represent Iowa at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl® (NSB).  Teams from across the nation will be competing in the NSB finals April 26-30 in Washington, DC.

PHOTO ID: Pictured at left are members of this year’s Ogden Middle School Science Bowl team: Front row, left to right, Josie Hildreth, Thomas Johnson. Back row, Blake Berte, Abe Christensen, Linden Seeger. -Ogden Reporter photo