WAYNE – A week after the middle school science bowl was held, several high school teams competed virtually during the Nebraska High School Science Bowl.
The competition was held on Saturday, February 13 where 19 teams were in action.
Wayne High placed 15th as the high school team of all freshmen competed in two rounds of questions in the categories of biology, chemistry, earth and space science, energy, mathematics and physics. The Wayne team was the only one competing from northeast Nebraska as 10 teams were from private schools and all but three were from either Omaha or Lincoln.
Brownell-Talbot from Omaha won the event, followed by Lincoln East and Millard North in third.
The science bowl was hosted virtually and coordinated by Wayne State College professor Dr. Todd Young and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The Wayne High team consisted of Mason Ley, Nina Hammer, Madalyn Franta, Andy Wibben and Parker Kesting. The Blue Devils were coached by volunteer Dr. Mark Hammer and high school science teacher Jeanne Brink.