Riverton middle school students were state champions for the Science Olympiad competition and now prepare for their next challenge.
The students received the most awards at the state competition in Casper in March and will next travel to the national competition in Orlando.
“It’s going to be real exciting and a great experience,” said 8th grade student Kyle Carper.
The students presented their projects at the district 25 school board meeting in Riverton and requested funding in order to travel to Orlando for the competition. Students are excited and Superintendent Terry Snyder said he is proud of the teachers.
“Our teachers came with a proposal to do an even better job teaching science to all students,” said Snyder.
Snyder said the school board approved the trip and will give part of the money. He said the school will have to raise the remainder of the money.