Hawley Takes First Place in Regional Science Olympiad

MSUM held a day of science competitions between middle and high school students

Science teams from Hawley and Moorhead snagged the top two spots at the 2017 Science Olympiad at MSUM.

Hawley took home first place with Moorhead coming in second.

Teams from all over Minnesota come to compete.

The Olympiad focuses on scientific challenges including invasive species, robotic arms and astronomy.

The teams have been training for months to gear up for the competition.

Officials said the completion is a great exercise in teamwork.

“Their team which consists of up to fifteen students would be a mixture of seventh graders up through seniors so there’s opportunity for some mentoring that’s going on between high school and middle school aged students.,” said science outreach coordinator of MSUM, Anthony Bormann.

Because of a tie for fourth place, there is a chance all five varsity teams may be moving on to the state competition.

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