21st annual state science meet draws 54 students from across NebraskaEducational, fun experience exposes students to health professions.
Fifty-four eighth-grade students from 24 schools across Nebraska attended UNMC's 21st annual State Science Meet June 6-8, for an educational and fun experience.
The goal of the meet is to inspire students, especially those from rural communities, to pursue careers in health care. The students qualify for the meet by submitting science projects in one of seven regional science meets sponsored by the Nebraska Area Health Education Centers across the state earlier in the year.
While on campus students were exposed to the health professions, medical research and patient care. Events included hands-on science activities such as presentations about a variety of health science disciplines, tours of UNMC and a team science competition.
Below is a list of participants listed alphabetically by town where the school is located. If the student lives in a different town, the name of that town appears in parenthesis behind the student’s name.
Ainsworth -- Ainsworth Middle School
First-year medical student and chaperon, Kyle Kammer of Ainsworth and eighth grade students, Jack Arens, Brittani Beegle, and Emma Good (Johnstown).
Allen -- Allen Consolidated Schools
Amanda Finnegan (Newcastle), Chase Johnson, Rachel Kneifl, Tayler Kumm, and Austin Roth
Auburn -- Auburn Middle School
Yusuf A. Khan, Hezekiah Santana, and Megan Wright
Bellevue -- Logan Fontenelle Middle School
Blue Hill -- Blue Hill Public School
Becky Cox and Kenzie Hubl
Central City -- Central City Middle School
Brooke Johnson, Cole McReynolds, and Will Wagner (Archer)
Cody -- Cody-Kilgore
Shae-yana Thin Elk (Crookston)
Columbus -- Columbus Middle School
Savannah Cheloha, Elizabeth Garces, Morgan Hurtz, Kaylee Johnson, and Dan Kruger
Elgin -- Elgin Public Schools
Zoey Bergman, Kenny Bush, Jaime Hoefer, and Taylor Sehi
Pope John XXIII Central Catholic
Gracie Bullock (Neligh), and Shantel Preister (Petersburg)
Ewing -- Ewing Public Schools
Sarah Hawk and Ann Marie Nordby
Franklin -- Franklin Public Schools
Dayna James and Morgan Wenninghoff
Gurley -- Leyton Jr. High School
Teagen Brogren, Kenny Ernest (Dalton), and Morley Haley (Dalton)
Hildreth -- Wilcox-Hildreth Middle School
Jackson VanLaningham (Hildreth) and Alec Ziebarth (Wilcox)
Lewiston -- Lewiston Consolidated School
Leslie Sommerhalder (Steinauer)
Lincoln --North American Martyrs Catholic School
Louisville -- Louisville Middle School
Lauren Downs (Springfield)
Madrid -- Perkins County Middle School
James McArtor (Grant)
McCook -- St Patrick School
Newman Grove -- Newman Grove Public Schools
Seward -- St John Lutheran
Sidney -- Sidney Middle School
Emma Brosnan, Will Castner, and Samee Kaus
Valley -- Douglas County West
Wayne -- Wayne Community School
R J Liska, Marta Pulfer, Amelia Blankenau, Delaney Jensen, and Caden Korth
Through world-class research and patient care, UNMC generates breakthroughs that make life better for people throughout Nebraska and beyond. Its education programs train more health professionals than any other institution in the state. Learn more at unmc.edu.
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