The Camas High School Science Olympiad team showed they could compete with the best in the nation at a recent tournament in Orlando.
On Saturday, May 19, the team placed 11th in the competition, the highest in school history.
There are no school classifications, so the Papermakers’ win was against schools of all sizes, both public and private. Students medalled in five events. The most notable was Marcus Bintz and Rachel Fadlovich, who were named national champions in the “Disease Detectives” portion of the competition. They will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta for themselves and two coaches.
Bintz was also crowned a national champion in the “Sounds of Music” event, with his partner Yun Teng.
Other honors include third place in Optics, Tim Grote and Bintz; third-place in Protein Modeling, Joanna Liao, Brie Ilarde and Grote; and sixth-place in Trial Event: MagLev Vehicle, Shicon Wen and Eric Kuhta.