ELP students participate in area events, competitions

Marion County Special Education Extended Learn?ing Program students from Marion, Goessel and Pea?body-Burns attended the KU Engineering Expo in Lawrence on Thursday and Friday last week.

The Marion Middle School team of Colin Williams, Christian Becker and Kylie Dixon competed in the Mindstorms Robot Challenge Thursday.

The next day, elementary and high school students attended. In the Mind?storms Robot Chal?lenge, the Goessel team of Logan Sterk, Logan Web?ster and Caiden Duerksen placed first and the team of Alyssa Boden and Annalise Miller placed third.

Also competing in the Mindstorms Challenge was Macy Sigel of Marion, who placed second.

Students also competed in Water Rocket and Egg Drop competitions. Win?ning the Egg Drop was Laura Savage from Marion Elementary. Also competing were Alex Caldwell and Jefferson Glover from Peabody-Burns.

Sarah Spencer from Pea?body-Burns and Kennedy Fahey from Marion competed in the Worker Rocket competition.

At the Regional Science Fair at Emporia State Uni?ver?sity, Lanna Wagner, a freshman at Goessel High School, entered her experiment, ?So You Think You Can Wash?? in the Bio-Medical/Health category.

Wagner placed first in Division I for this category and second overall for Division I. She will take her experiment to state competition April 4 and 5 at Century II in Wichita.

?Lanna showed up the first day of school with a literature review and Power?Point already created to teach about good hand washing,? said Sheri Sells, ELP facilitator. ?When I asked her why, she said she was bored over summer.?

The Wildcat Chess Club from Marion Middle School will compete in the Hills?boro tournament this Saturday. This is the first year for a chess club at Marion. Four students have qualified for state competition March 8 at Kansas University.

The qualifiers are Drew Helmer, Devin Hamm, Chris?tian Becker and Larry Zieam?mermann.

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