The Clancy School Science Olympiad team was recognized before the school board on Thursday December 13 for their stellar performance during competition in Bozeman this year.
The 15 student team beat out more than 50 other middle school teams from across Montana to take 3rd overall in their division at this year’s competition.
Students took top honors in Boomilever and Heredity as well as placing in the top 10 in 6 other events.
Eighth-grade student Trinidy Boyce said the team members spent months working on their projects and testing designs for the competition and say it was great to see that their hard work paid off.
“It felt amazing,” said Boyce, “The coaches really helped. We just tried our hardest and this is where we ended up.”
Izzy Kosena, also in the eighth grade, credits the team’s performance to the effort everyone put in.
“I think it’s just the passion that we have and the want to learn that make us want to do so well and keep learning,” said Kosena.
Clancy School has a rich history with Montana Science Olympiad with multiple champion awards and national performances.
Coach Ryan Hannahoe said he’s incredibly proud of the kids and so glad to see their work recognized.
“To be a small team and to do well against those larger schools is a thrill for our kids,” said Hanahoe. “Small class sizes and the support of the community really help us thrive.”
- Reported by John Riley