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Will James Students Win Big

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BILLINGS, Mont. - Students at Will James Middle School are being recognized for winning first in engineering and design at the National Science Bowl.

The school had an assembly today, where students cheering the winning team. Will James had five students on the team and they had to create the fastest battery-powered model car. The students worked for hours outside of classes on their car.

They traveled to Washington, D.C. and competed against 48 other teams from across the country. The school received $500 for Will James' science department.

"It's pretty exciting, especially since we spent so much time on the car and everything, and we had a blast doing it," said Madison Haagenson, their team captain. "So it's good to know that all of our time and effort was accepted."

Haagenson says she wanted to be a part of the Science Bowl team as an 8th grader. She says she wants to pursue engineering in the future.
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