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20th annual state science meet draws 59 students from across Nebraska

Fifty-nine eighth-grade students from 23 schools across Nebraska attended UNMC's 20th annual State Science Meet June 7-9, for an educational and fun experience.

Fifty-nine eighth-grade students from 23 schools across Nebraska attended UNMC's 20th annual State Science Meet June 7-9, 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 six 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
  • 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 Community School

      Lauren Allen, Hayes Chohon, Logan Clark, Sydney Fling, Lisa Ludemann, and B.J. Norton

Albion -- Boone Central Middle School

      Gabby Agee (St. Edward)

Allen -- Allen Consolidated Schools

      Becca Boeshart, Chris Madsen, and Lexi Oswald

Auburn -- Auburn Middle School

      Eli Kennedy (Brownville) and Micah Rathjen

Bellevue -- Logan Fontenelle Middle School

      Della Wilson

Columbus -- Columbus Middle School

      Brielyn M. Borer, Olivia Munson, and Alex Whited

Elgin -- Elgin Public Schools

      Kighler Hoffman, and Brandi Sanderson (Oakdale)

      -- Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School

      Nikki Beckman, Austin Meis, and Jenna Parks

Ewing -- Ewing Public School

      Samantha Funk

Franklin -- Franklin Public School

      Anthony Frerichs (Bloomington), Levi Jester, and Brayton Kahrs

Fremont -- Fremont Middle School

      Adela Estrada, Julian Sorensen, and Harper Zongker

Gothenburg -- Gothenburg Public Schools

      Emily Keiser, Makayla Linnemeyer, Tyson Schwanz, and Madelyn Vogel

Gretna -- Gretna Middle School

      Kennedy Ayer

Gurley -- Leyton Public Schools

      Tanner Bellmyer (Dalton)

Hildreth -- Wilcox-Hildreth Middle School 

      Matthew Hinrichs, Ashley Nichols (Axtell), and Parker Sturgis (Wilcox)

Lewellen -- Garden County Junior High School

      Dakota Kennedy (Oshkosh)

Louisville -- Louisville Middle School

      Claire Habrock (Springfield)

Madrid -- Perkins County Middle School

      Jo Ann Schrotberger (Grant), and Josie Osler (Elsie)

North Platte -- St. Patrick Junior and Senior High School

      Peyton Irish

Ravenna -- Ravenna Public School

      Holly Dethlefs,  Neleigh Flessner,  Hanna Miigerl, and Grant Teichmeier

Seward -- St. John Lutheran School

      Rebekah Krause and Courtney Meyer

Springview -- Keya Paha County School

      Buck Cronk and Kevin Udd (Mills)

Wayne -- Wayne Middle School

      Mikyla Bartos (Carroll), Morgan Carson,  Jasen Davis, Sylvia Jager, Anna Loberg,

      Miranda Long, Jayse Munsell (Carroll), Schuyler Schweers, and Isabella Goos (Wakefield)

 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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UNMC Public Relations
(402) 559-4353
lspellman@unmc.edu