Hobbs secondary schools returned from last weekend’s Regional Science Olympiad competition in Roswell with hardware in tow.
Hobbs High School finished in second place at the contest – just behind champion New Mexico Military Institute - while Hobbs Freshman High School – which competed in the high school category – was fifth overall.
Houston Middle School’s A team had a third-place finish and Highland Middle School was seventh.
As a result, HHS, FHS, Houston and Highland will go on to compete at the state Science Olympiad competition later this year in Socorro.
Although Heizer wasn’t a top finisher, students Jose Alvarez and Andrea Estrada placed second in the Scrambler competition. The following is a list of students who finished in the top three spots in the competition categories which comprise Science Olympiad:
Hobbs High School – First Place: Anatomy, Kunal Mankad, Bridge Building, Jarred McGraw, Cell Biology, Samuel Hafer, Electric Vehicle, Samuel Hafer and Kunal Mankad, Fossils, Jackson Driskill and Colby Coleman, Protein Modeling, Brooke Dunn and Samuel Hafer, Wright Stuff, Brenden Strickland, Write It, Do It, Amy Vejil and Ashton Ebert; Second Place: Bridge Building, Briton Dunn; Third Place: Air Trajectory, Hunter Graham and Diego Hernandez, Chemistry Lab, David Tackett and Brooke Dunn, Dynamic Planet, Hannah Miller, Geologic Mapping, Jarred MaGraw, Hydrogeology, Ashton Ebert and Emily Weiss.
Freshman High School – First Place: Robot Arm, Jay Nelson and Robert Salgado; Second Place: Wind Power, Mya Muro and Jordan McGraw; Third Place: Experimental Design, Claire Gleghorn, Suzanne Driskill and Zakaya Benge, Electric Vehicle, Jordan McGraw and Evan Gray.
Houston Middle School – First Place: Air Trajectory, Miranda Acosta and Kaleb Hobbs, Anatomy, Brevin McCool and Kenzie Mills, Invasive Species, Rose Baijense and Kaleb Hobbs, Road Scholar, Jacob Blackman and Kylie Boydston; Second Place: Bottle Rocket, Channin Gray and Shelly Driskill, Dynamic Planet, Brayden Strickland and Jared Cruz, Mission Possible, Jacquline Thornell and Keaton Emrick, Reach for the Stars, Jonathan Salgado and Connor Roberson, Road Scholar, Matthew Juarez and Jacquline Thornell, Wind Power, Dexter Nelson and Keaton Emrick; Third Place: Mission Possible, Brevin McCool and Sierra Seed, Scrambler, Brayden Strickland and Jared Cruz, Wind Power, Brevin McCool and Narges Sadeghmoghaddam, Write It Do It, Jonathan Salgado and Narges Sadeghmoghaddam.
Highland Middle School – First Place: Bridge Building, Juan Moreno and Brian Garcia; Second Place: Elastic Launch Glider, Brian Garcia and Logan Lynsky; Third Place: Experimental Design, Elizabeth Honigmann, Alaia Johnson and Elysha Garcia.