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Dobyns-Bennett Science Olympiad teams finish first in astronomy, forensics

May 3rd, 2014 9:15 pm by Rick Wagner

Dobyns-Bennett Science Olympiad teams finish first in astronomy, forensics

A team of 14 Dobyns-Bennett High School Science Olympiad competitors won ninth place overall in last month's Tennessee competition in Knoxville. Photo by Ned Jilton II.

KINGSPORT — If you have a question about outer space or need to match evidence from a crime scene to suspects, some local high school students could be your go-to sources.

A team of 14 Dobyns-Bennett High School Science Olympiad competitors won ninth place overall in last month's Tennessee competition in Knoxville.

Two of the group's two-member teams placed first in individual competitions, one in astronomy and one in forensics.

D-B junior Erick Lin and freshman Andrew Montgomery finished first in astronomy, while D-B sophomores Kaylie Richard and Jacob Mayo finished first in forensics. Senior Sarah Van Dierdonck was team captain.

"It's a lot of work," said Senior Michael Lin, who with sophomore Jennifer Garland finished fourth in geologic mapping. "You need to keep studying and working on it."

Competitors included exclusive private and magnet schools, the students said.

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