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Middle school, high school students participate in math, physics events

Students from area middle schools and high schools participated in mathematics and physics competitions Feb. 20 at WKU.

MATHCOUNTS results

In the regional MATHCOUNTS competition, teams from Bowling Green Junior High and St. Joseph School advanced to state competition.

Bowling Green Junior High team members are Sneha Chhachhi, Kevin Ziegler, Valerie Richmond and Sarah Webb. St. Joseph School team members are Megan Reid, Bailey Deglow, Rachel French and Priyanka Sheth.

Also moving onto the state event as the top two individuals not on advancing teams were James Hill of Franklin-Simpson Middle School and Timothy Goodwin of Warren East Middle School. The state competition will be held March 19-20 at the Galt House in Louisville.

Other students competing the regional MATHCOUNTS events were Ananya Sharma, Matthew Meredith and Jessica Zhu from Bowling Green Junior High; Lillie Stivers, Annie Malmquist, Danielle Durbin and Lucy Key from St. Joseph School; Ally Davidson, Jimmy Carter, Johnny Herrera, Kaytlyn Hunt, William Meyer, Cameron Richards, Cole Blaine and Preston Smith from Warren East Middle School; Blake Campbell, Blaine Patty, Ryley Wyans, Billy Martin and Lilly Robertson from Franklin-Simpson Middle School.

Physics Olympics results

In the 2010 Western Kentucky Physics Olympics, the Warren Central High School team of Samuel Meffert, Admin Husic, Keenan Ray and Goran Omerdic took first place overall. The “LEEgion of Doom” team, coached by Kenny Lee, took first place in two events and second in another two of the five total Physics Olympics events. Teams from Greenwood High School, coached by Catherine Poteet, placed second and third overall.

Other students who participated in this year’s Green Physics competition included: Jakob Bertram, Stephen Fortney, Ben Hussung, Mason Darrell Kirby, Amanda Krieg, Katie Mason, Bennett Stofer and Lora White from Greenwood High School; Esad Begic, Kurt Carson, Jonathan Deel, Russell Eden, Somnang Heng, Jacob King, Semir Mujezihovic and Brayan Pena from Warren Central High School.

Contact: Ogden College at (270) 745-4449.

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