Big competitions showcase CF talents

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Cedar Falls High School has shown comprehensive education again this past week with big showings in two science competitions and a music contest.

This past weekend the robotics team traveled to Atlanta for the national FIRST Robotics Competition following two top-placing performances at regional competitions in Kansas City and Minneapolis. In Atlanta they finished 17th out of 86 in their division, a phenomenal showing considering they were pitted against the top teams in the nation.

More locally, our physics olympics team spent last Wednesday at the state competition in the McLeod Center. With medal-winners in multiple events, the team finished third in the state (and tied for second in points earned before the tie-breaker).

Critics, as well as standardized test scores, hint to declining levels of scientific aptitude among students in the United States, but the recent performance of our very own students suggests that here at Cedar Falls, scientific literacy is not lacking.

Last Tuesday the jazz band participated in the Iowa Jazz Competition. In order to qualify they had to win first or second at Regionals. After an impressive performance among the best music programs in the state, Cedar Falls received sixth out of the top 16 4A teams.

We at the Hi-Line sincerely applaud these efforts. This achievement in multiple disciplines enhances the educational experience at Cedar Falls High School and provides students with opportunities for success in multiple disciplines.

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