The combined science intellectuals of the local schools took part in the annual Midland regional science quiz hosted by the Department of Life and Physical Sciences at Athlone Institute of Technology.
Competition was fierce with nine teams within four marks of the winning score. This was the Midlands round of the national science table quiz for secondary school students of science subjects, biology, chemistry and physics.
Thirty two teams took part from approximately fifteen schools locally, with the top four teams representing the region in the national final which will be held in TCD. It included teams from Athlone, Moate, Ballinasloe, Ballymahon, Longford, Tullamore, Mullingar and Strokestown. The top four teams will represent the Midlands in the National finals in TCD.
The winning team was from the Moate Community School (Ronan Murphy, Fiona Broderick and Nathan Farrelly, with the Marist College placed second (TJ Okodugha, Sebastian Klosowski and Ian O’Rourke ) and in joint third place were two teams from Tullamore College (Tony Moran, Enda Healion and Cillian Fogarty ) and Cian O Mahony, Ciara Glynn and Rabha Joyce )
Other Athlone and Moate teams that were well placed included teams from Our Lady’s Bower, Moate Community School, Marist College and Athlone Community College.