The third-place state team including (from left) Molly Wooster, Tim Nguyen, Joshua Foster, Micky O’Dell and Kimlan Phan is pictured with John Gray, coach
LSWHS Team 2 is pictured with Joe Milliano, coach. Students are (from left) Seth Keep , Maryann Khalil, Erin Waltz and Lauren Smith. Stephanie Richardson is not pictured.

For the second year in a row the Lee’s Summit West High school Science Knowledge Bowl team took third place in the Missouri state competition.

Coached by John Gray, the team includes Joshua Foster, Tim Nguyen, Molly Wooster, Micky O’Dell and Kimlan Phan. They had a record of four wins and one loss coming out the preliminary rounds and won the tie-breaker to face the eventual state champion to whom they lost in the semifinals.

Team 2 coached by Joe Milliano and consisting of Stephanie Richardson, Erin Waltz, Maryam Khalil, Lauren Smith and Seth Keep faced a tough pool and finished with a record of four losses.