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MHS Science Olympiad team finds success at regional competition

Feb 08, 2023 03:22PM ● By Ethan Hoffmann

Team Members present at DISCO Region Tournament Back row: Coach Shana Croft, Garrett Grow, Zac Sessions, Tyler Hancock, Eric Adams, Ben Nichols, Kenny Whitmer, Chaselyn Weeks Front row: Grant Davis, Londyn Elmer, Eliza Keller, Avry  Archibeque, Hannah Cantrell, Levi Bennett, Shaylee Mills, and Brielle Sill (Not pictured: Austin Petty and Coach Rebecca Fenton).

On Jan. 21, Morgan High School’s Science Olympiad had the opportunity to participate in a regional competition. Science Olympiad is organized and advised by MHS science teachers Rebecca Fenton and Shana Croft, who diligently prepared the members for the busy and eventful day.

At the beginning of the day, members boarded the bus and drove to Centennial Junior High School in Kaysville. Once they arrived, the events were divided into four-hour blocks. Then members had two hours to test their bridges. In addition, the final hour was spent doing fermi questions. According to, “a fermi question is one where a seemingly impossible-to-calculate answer is estimated.” After the tests were graded, an award ceremony wrapped up the day.

As a team, Science Olympiad medaled in seven events of varying categories. For first place, these events and their competitors included Kenny Whitmer and Chaselyn Weeks for Bridges, Eliza Keller and Zac Sessions for Anatomy and Physiology, and Eliza Keller and Grant Davis for Disease Detectives. Second-place winners were students Brielle Sill and Tyler Hancock for Dynamic Planet and Hannah Cantrell and Avry Archibeque for Experimental Design. Third place was Brielle Sill and Londyn Elmer for Forensics. Finally, Austin Petty and Kenny Whitmer for Flight.

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