Niles science students competing at State today
Published 2:56 am Saturday, April 26, 2003
LANSING -- More than 550 high school, middle school, and elementary teams competed at the Science Olympiad Regional competitions during February and March.
Nintey-six advancing regional teams will be competing in the 21st Michigan State Finals today on the campus of Michigan State University.
Forty-eight teams represent high school and the other half represents middle and elementary school teams.
More than 40 event competitions will be held in various locations of the MSU campus. State champions will go on to the National Sciece Olympiad Tournament at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
The Niles High School competitors are Seniors Wendy Simanton, David Thompson, Matt Tanke, Rayma Bhat, and Josh Burnett; Juniors Cindy Corwin, Adam Passig, Melissa Fox, and Brittiany Duis; Sophomores Lesley Simanton, Steve Shane, Collin Aycock, Mariam Eskander, Geoff Antos, and Mark Cupp. Their coach, Eira McDaniel, and teachers David Maxwell, Greg Bierwagen and Dennis Dryden have all helped to make the Niles team a winning team.
Niles High School is competing in the State Tournament for the first year ever. These young people, their coaches and teachers represent a strong dedication to science education and have worked hard all year to meet the competition of their peers and win.