Students honored at science, engineering fair

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Local students in grades fifth through seventh garnered top awards at the Montana Tech Regional Science and Engineering fair held March 12 in Butte.

Kalispell Middle School seventh-grader Dyson Linden, who placed in the top 10, received an all-expenses-paid, five-day trip to the Montana Learning Center in Helena. He also received a special awards from Broadcom MASTERS.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks special awards went to: Amanda Leonard, a Bigfork Elementary School fifth-grader; Elania Dorr, a Glacier Gateway Elementary fifth-grader; and Keanu Ng, a Kalispell Middle School seventh-grader.

Glacier Gateway Elementary fifth-grader Kira Shanks received the Dr. Wilbur Held Memorial award.

Local results are as follows:

Gold Medal

Fifth grade

• Bigfork Elementary: Amanda Leonard, Zachary Flink and Ione Plummer.

• Glacier Gateway Elementary: Elaina Dorr and Aubrey Smith.

• Hedges Elementary: Thomas Bertram, Fenton Liebe-Cohen and Silas Young.

• Stillwater Christian School: Emma Anderson and Devon Hammond.

Seventh grade

Kalispell Middle School: Dyson Linden.

Silver Medal

Fifth grade

• Bigfork Elementary: Michael Furshong and Nicolas Gustavson.

• Glacier Gateway: Elementary Kira Shanks

Sixth grade

• Columbia Falls Jr. High: Boone Shanks.

Bronze Medal

Fifth grade

• Glacier Gateway Elementary School: Merell Cooley and Findley Dezzani.

Seventh grade

• Trinity Lutheran School: Belle Schwartz, Katy Bitney, Rylee Glimm and Laynee Vessar.

• Kalispell Middle School: Keanu Ng.

Reporter Hilary Matheson may be reached at 758-4431 or hmatheson@dailyinterlake.com.

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