TMS students place in state science fair

Published 3:38 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Thompson Middle School students (L-R) Nick Dietschweiler, Ryan Nichols, Kaitlyn Beyler, Cailan Beven and Will Damsgard recently placed in the Alabama Science Fair held April 1-2 in Huntsville. (Contributed Photo/Cindy Zabala)


Several Thompson Middle School students brought home awards from the Alabama Science Fair, which was held April 1-2 in Huntsville.

The students reached the state tournament after they placed in the TMS fair and the UAB Regional fair.

During the state fair, Nick Dietschweiler received three special area awards from the U.S. Navy, Toyota and the Dauphin Island Research Lab. Dietschweiler also placed third in the Physical Science Division.

Students Kaitlin Beyler and Ryan Nichols also received awards from the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge, and received the Broadcom Masters award and the U.S. Army Science and Engineering Award.

As a team, Beyler and Nichols placed first in the Environmental Science division of the fair.

TMS student Will Damsgard received a special area award from the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and received an honorable mention in the Physical Science Division.