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PLSD Students Participate in Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair 2013


The 28th annual Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF) was held Saturday, March 9 at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.  The fair is designed to promote interest in science, engineering and related fields, encourage students to do a research project in one of these areas, and be rewarded for their efforts. Papillion-La Vista Zoo Academy students participated in this Science Fair. The MSEF is a culmination of many months of research and experiences these students build while being part of the Zoo Academy. The results from the competition are:

Animal Behavior
  • 1st Place - Barbara Whittamore, PLHS and Abigail Meister, PLHS
  • 3rd Place -  Lily Roberts, PLSHS

Animal Management

  • 3rd Place - Jayda Mundhenke, PLSHS

Animal Sciences

  • 1st Place - Jake Hezeltine, PLSHS
  • 2nd Place -  Allison Buehring, PLSHS

Animal Training

  • 1st Place - Alexa Hingtgen, PLSHS
  • 3rd Place -  Maria Lopez, PLHS and Brett Homme, PLSHS

Cellular Biology

  • 2nd Place - Elena Thornhill, PLSHS

Environmental Science

  • 1st Place - Trey Schneider, PLHS
  • 2nd Place - Sam Stroberg, PLSHS


  • 2nd Place - Merritt Polomsky, PLSHS
  • 3rd Place - Bridget Barnhart, PLHS

Marine Biology

  • 2nd Place - Abby Smith, PLHS
  • 3rd Place - Carly Swanson, PLHS

Medicine and Health Sciences

  • 2nd Place - Krysten Fries, PLSHS

Plant Science

  • 1st Place - Sarah Campbell, PLSHS
  • 2nd Place - Dylan Dailey, PLHS

Senior Division

  • 3rd Place Overall - Jake Hezeltine, PLSHS



District News; Papillion-La Vista High School; Papillion-La Vista South High School; Zoo Academy

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