Ophir School students won first place in the Small Schools Division at the Regional Science Fair in Butte on March 7, and a number of students moved on to the state competition at the University of Montana in Missoula on March 18 and 19.

Brothers and sisters take home gold. Dasha Bough and Bella Butler pose alongside their brothers Koyla Bough and Max Butler at the state science fair. Both teams took gold ribbons at the competition.


University of Montana Science Fair Awards State Competition:

Kodi Boersma and Reece Bell: Gold Ribbon and Grand Team Award – 6th grade physical science, 2nd Place

Kolya Bough and Max Butler: Gold Ribbon

Dasha Bough and Bella Butler: Gold Ribbon

Katie Middleton: Gold Ribbon

Carter Johnsen and Julia Barton: Gold Ribbon

Ellie Quackenbush and Saylor Tatom: Gold Ribbon

Jackson Wade: Silver Ribbon

Louisa Locker and Chloe Beardsley: Silver Ribbon

Ethan Schumacher and Harry Schreiner: Silver Ribbon

Holden Samuels and Jackson Raden: Silver Ribbon

Solae Swenson: Bronze Ribbon

Two Ophir Middle School science fair teams pose by their boards at the Montana
State Science Fair competition in Missoula. Shown here: Reece Bell, Kodi
Boersma, Kolya Bough and Max Butler.