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EHS Seniors Tie For Third At Physics Olympics

By Staff | Apr 30, 2009

PHYSICS OLYMPICS – Four seniors from Emmetsburg High School recently tied for Third Place Overall at the 2009 Iowa High School Physics Olympics held at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. Pictured (from left) are Hannah Reichert, Bailee Moore, Kayla Herbers, and Patrick Kelly. – Dan Voigt photo

It can be a little intimidating to venture into an area or experience that is new to you, yet for four Emmetsburg High School students, this foray resulted in great achievement.

Team members Kayla Herbers, Patrick Kelly, Bailee Moore, and Hannah Reichert, seniors at Emmetsburg High School, recently tied for Third Place Overall at the 2009 Iowa High School Physics Olympics. The teammates are high school physics students of Mrs. Tricia Reichert.

The Iowa High School Physics Olympics was held locally at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge on Apr. 1. This was the first time that Emmetsburg High School sent students to participate in this type of competition.

In addition to earning the Third Place Overall honor, the students also achieved several other noteworthy accolades during the day.

Patrick Kelly and Hannah Reichert earned a Second Place (medal award) for Optical Slalom, and Kayla Herbers and Bailee Moore earned a Fifth Place in Optical Slalom.

Kayla Herbers and Bailee Moore received Fourth Place in Self-Propelled Catapult.

Patrick Kelly and Hannah Reichert were awarded Sixth Place in Mousetrap Car.

Patrick Kelly and Bailee Moore tied for Fifth Place in Challenge Problem, and Kayla Herbers and Hannah Reichert earned Sixth Place in Challenge Problem.

The Physics Olympics is a competition, open to all students in grades 9-12, that is designed to generate interest in the physical sciences. Students work to creatively solve a problem related to physical science and engineering.