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PCS Science Club 4th in State


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What is the term for a process that occurs without a transfer of heat between a system and its surroundings? You have 5 seconds to answer. Give up? The answer is Adiabatic.

The Perkins County High School Science Club finished 4th in the state at the Nebraska Science Bowl. The contest was held February 14th on the campus of Wayne State College.

The contest is an All-Class event featuring 29 teams from 12 cities including teams from Lincoln, Omaha, Norfolk, and Columbus. This is the PCS teams third year to attend the state tournament.

The science bowl is a quiz bowl-style event featuring preliminary rounds which are used to determine the seeding for the double-elimination tournament.  The varsity squad ended the preliminary rounds 3-1 and was 3-2 in the tournament.  All three losses on the day came from just two teams:  Creighton Prep and Lincoln East.  These teams finished as the second and third place teams, respectively.

Coach Scott King explained, “Last year, we won two matches and tied on a third.  We eventually earned a top 12 ranking.  Our goal this year was to have fun and see if we could improve on last years performance.  None of us could have predicted a 4th place finish against so many Class A and B teams.  The kids were aggressive and performed very well.”

The JV team was 1-3 in the preliminary rounds.  They missed out on the tournament play after a  tie-breaker round.

Varsity team members are Amanda Reichert, JoAnn Schrotberger, Kaleb Gaar, Justin Goodwin, and Shane Ourada.  JV team members are Kenyon Gaar, Chris Terry, Taylor Turner, Andrea Winkel, and Nathan Becker.

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Perkins County SchoolsJH/HS:  740 Sherman Ave.,  Grant,  NE  69140308-352-4735

Elementary School:  419 Logan Ave.,  Grant,  NE  69140308-352-4313

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