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MMHS Science Olympiad Wins State Title

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:11pm
Lana Hiskey

Maple Mountain High (MMHS) Science Olympiad team, in Spanish Fork, Utah, won the State Title during the competition last Saturday at the University of Utah against 31 other high schools from across the state in science, technology, engineering and math.

Of the 24 different events that MMHS competed in,  they took first place in six events, second place in four events, and third place in three events.  

“With an emphasis placed on STEM in education, our students are doing just that. Our students are winning state in many of the STEM categories,” said Coach Miller.

The events that MMHS placed:
Air Trajectory - Jason & Adam Syndergaard - Third Place
Astronomy - Jason Syndergaard & Sam Dallon  - First Place
Bridge Building - John Baadsgaard & Heidyn von Bose - First Place
Cell Bio - Rachel Bybee & Michaela McCown - First Place
Compound Machines Scott Griffin & Keith Hill - Second Place
Disease Detectives - Rachel Bybee & Sam Dallon - First Place
Dynamic Planet - Sam Dallon & Jonny Stites - Second Place
Experimental Design - Jason & Robert Nay & Becca Bair - First Place
Fossils - John Baadsgaard & Daniel Tolley - First Place
Game On! - Daniel Tolley & Michaela McCown - Third Place
Hydrogeology - Jonny Stites & Heidyn von Bose - Second Place
Its About Time - Michaela McCown & Scott Griffin - Second Place
Mission Possible - Scott Griffin & Ryan Smith - Third Place

The MMHS Science Olympiad team will now move on to the National Competition which will be held next month at the University of Lincoln Nebraska where they will compete against the 60 best teams in the nation.  

If you are a member of the community and would like to support the sciences through a tax deductible contribution to the program, please contact Coach Miller at

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