Holmes science club readies for contest

The school year is cooling down, while Holmes science club is heating up.

The team competed on Saturday, March 25 at Coe College in Cedar Rapids against a number of other schools around Iowa.

The club began in September, meeting every Wednesday at Holmes. Members can choose what event(s) they want to participate at the Olympiad in the spring.

Kimi Du, a seventh grader and first year Olympian, said,  “Science club is a great and fun way to connect with others who share a love of science. Some people have a lot of knowledge in this subject, and this gives them a chance to express it.”

Students spend a majority of the year working toward the science Olympiad in the spring, but not without having fun along the way. Freshman Krisha Keeran, a second year Olympian, said, “You can make friendships and meet with people who think at a high level, just like you.”

After ending the season placing third in the state, coaches were extremely happy with the students. Robert Welter, science club coach said, “Our kids performed so well, and we were nothing but proud of how they acted all day and what they accomplished at the competition.”

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