Clarksville, Ark. --- The University of the Ozarks' Sciences and Mathematics Division hosted 135 high school students from eight area high schools as part of its fourth annual Science Day competition, held on Nov. 18.
Lamar High School took first place in the overall team competition, followed by Clarksville High School and Paris High School.
The overall top individual score went to Daniel Ward of Kingston High School. The T.L. Smith Biology Scholarship recipient for the top senior in biology went to Luisa Santos of Lamar High School.
First place in the biology competition went to T.A. Riddle of Magazine High School, followed by Evan Siebenmorgan of Scranton and Tyler Hughes from Magazine.
In the chemistry category, Coty Elsken of Paris won first place, Hunter Featherston of Paris finished second, and Corey Pintado of Scranton finished third.
In the physics competition, Anthony Ardent from Paris was first, T.A. Riddle of Magazine was second, and Jesse Anderson of Scranton was third.
Science Day was sponsored and presented by the university’s Ozarks Biological Society, Tri-Beta Honor Society and the Ozarks Alchemists student organizations, as well as the university’s science professors.