Natchitoches – Five students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts competed at the Region III Science Olympiad hosted by Bossier Parish Community College on Saturday, March 11.

Students participating were Constance Schaefer, a senior from Morse; Aagrika Neupane, a senior from Lake Charles; Kerry Doyle, a junior from Eros; Presley Simmons, a junior from Walker; and Bryce Moulton, a junior from Natchitoches.

Dr. Chris Hynes, senior lecturer of chemistry and student research advisor, accompanied the students.

Bryce Moulton and Aagrika Neupane placed first in ecology; Kerry Doyle and Presley Simmons placed second in material science; Bryce Moulton placed second in remote sensing; Constance Schaefer placed second in astronomy; and Kerry Doyle and Presley Simmons placed second in Write it Do it.

The team qualified to participate in the state Science Olympiad to be held Saturday, April 8, at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.

Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of team events, which students prepare for during the year.

These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology.

There is a balance between events requiring knowledge of science concepts, process skills and science applications.

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