The Geneva School of Boerne Rhetoric Science Team competed at the Burnet UIL Invitational on Saturday, January 13 and placed second overall as a team. Senior Will Muck placed second overall, senior Ella Sorrells placed 4th overall and senior Alex Havranek placed 8th overall. Sophomores Faith Lorenz and Megan Luffy placed 14th and 19th overall respectively. The seniors took all three top spots in chemistry: Will Muck – first place, Ella Sorrells – second place and Alex Havranek tied for third.
This science competition consisted of four exams in one. The sections cover biology, chemistry and physics and was constructed by college professors at The University of Texas at Austin. Many of the questions in the three subjects required information learned in AP Biology, AP Chemistry and AP Physics 1, 2 and C levels. The exam included 20 questions from each subject, and contestants had up to two hours to complete it. Students placed in biology, chemistry or physics, a combination of any and top overall.
“I was very encouraged by our results at this meet. These students continue to put in extra studying outside of their science classes, and the fruit of their effort is starting to show. I love it when their effort shows improvement and that equals success. Placing in the medals is a huge bonus,” Rhetoric School AP Chemistry Teacher Ray Bradshaw said.
This was the first competition for Geneva to compete as a team and its second competition of the year. Upcoming competitions include competitions at the Boerne High School Invitational, Kerrville Lady of the Hills, Liberty Hills and the state contest in April.