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Seniors on this year's Tonganoxie High School Science Olympiad team are, from left, Garrett French, Brad Andrews, Danielle Irwin and Grace Reilly. THS will compete April 4 at the state competition on the Wichita State University campus. The squad placed third at regionals a few weeks ago at Johnson County Community College. THS was the top team in the small-school division. The squad placed second at state in its division last year.

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The Tonganoxie High School Science Olympiad team continues to make a name for itself on the state level. “Our first year at state, they didn’t know how to pronounce Tonganoxie,” said Christine Biel, one of the team’s coaches. “They mispronounced it 20 times. “But now that we’ve been there awhile, they know how to pronounce Tonganoxie.”

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