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Red Wing High School Science Olympiad team -- including Emily Dech, Megan Graves, Julia Hofer, Emma Streff, Mike Cordes and Aaron Wildenborg -- competed at the state competition in St. Paul March 9. Other team members not pictured are: Lexi Winfrey, Cheyanne Thurston, Ashley Elford, Brendan Kelly, Tony Poss and Bennett Carson

'Unprepared' Olympiad team still reaches state

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Red Wing High School's Science Olympiad team certainly wasn't the most stylish when they competed at the Minnesota Science Olympiad Saturday at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.


While many of the 29 other teams came equipped with custom-made white lab coats, Red Wing didn't look quite so professional.

"We were wearing translucent lab coats," team member Emma Streff said laughing, adding that their coats were well-worn and certainly not specially made.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.