Yankton teams take top honors at South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament at USD

Yankton High School students and Yankton Middle School students finished first in their respective divisions at the 2014 South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament at the University of South Dakota on Saturday, March 22. It’s the 30th consecutive year that Yankton Middle School, coached by Cheryl Schaeffer, Brooks Schild and … Read Article

VMS ‘Carp Control’ team vying for national honor

Vermillion Middle School eighth-graders who have been making public presentations about their Asian carp control research include Shelby Brady, Brooklyn Kirsch, Mady Gilbertson, Ethan Simmons and Sagarika Ghosh, who traveled to Austin, TX, Wyatt Waage, Stian Olson, Shay Peck, Madelyn Zevecke, Kinsey James, and Emily Rolfes. Part of this group is pictured above. Simmons and Ghosh will travel over the weekend with their teacher, Natasha Gault, to Austin, TX, to explain the class project to judges at the SXSWedu Educational Conference on March 3-5. National awards will be presented to the top five teams during this conference. 
(Photo courtesy of Vermillion School District)

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net Natasha Gault’s eighth-grade science students learned this week they are the brink of perhaps winning impressive national recognition and a significant monetary award for the Vermillion School District. All because of her students’ unique and thorough interest in Asian carp. “We’re one of the 15 national … Read Article