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The Cottage Grove Middle School science bowl team includes (from left) Jack Velte, assistant coach Tony Velte, Billy Menken, Charley Menken, Luke Velte, Harry Menken and coach Dan Menken. (Submitted photo)

Sharp and quick: Cottage Grove students compete in science bowl

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It may not require the skill needed to rocket down an Olympic ski slope at 75 miles an hour.

But earning a spot in the Minnesota State Regional Science Bowl requires many of the same ingredients: a commitment to excellence, hours of practice, nerves of steel and quick thinking.


Not to mention a quick hand on the buzzer.

A student team from Cottage Grove Middle School competed Saturday at the University of St. Thomas.

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William Loeffler
William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 
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