Goessel Junior and Senior High School students took home many prizes March 30 at the regional science fair in Wichita.
Goessel students earned the top three places overall in the high school division and two of the top three in the junior high division, sponsor Claire Overstake said.
Stephan Goertzen won first place at the high school level for his maze-solving robot. Anthony Esau placed second for his kinetic energy and sound absorption project. The team of Isaac Fast, Aspen Frey, Bryant Miller, and Austin Unruh placed third with their electrolyte challenge.
Keenan Stultz placed second in the middle school division for his “Can taste be changed?” experiment with goat milk. Reece Hiebert earned third place for his calf weight gain project.
Honorable mention recipients from Goessel were Grant Flaming, Ben Wiens, Heath Goertzen, Hiebert, Stutlz, Trey Schmidt, and Kevin Moon.
Goessel was represented by six high school and eight junior high projects. Participants were given a I, II, III, or IV rating, with I being the best. Students who received mostly I ratings received blue ribbons. Those who received mostly II ratings received red ribbons.
All Goessel entrants received either a blue or red ribbon. Students who placed or earned honorable mention qualified for state, which was Friday and Saturday at Friends University in Wichita.