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Coupeville’s Maddy Andrews (left) and Anna Dion claimed 2nd in forensics at a Science Olympiad competition. (Neil Rixe photo)

The Wolves took a chomp out of the big city.

Despite being one of the smallest schools in competition, Coupeville High School claimed seven top 10 finishes Saturday at a Science Olympiad meet in Seattle.

Anna Dion and Teo Keilwitz were the conquering heroes, claiming the title in “Mission Possible.”

It was a busy day for Dion, who finished in the top 10 in four different events, including tacking on a 2nd in forensics while working with Maddy Andrews.

Other top 10 Wolf finishers:

BoomileverJakobi Baumann and Ian Silvester

Wright Stuff Madison Rixe and Ricky Rebischke-Smith

Leaf Challenge Dion and Lily Zustiak

Geo Mapping Maka Sorrows and Baumann

Herpetology Rixe and Dion

Coupeville finished 13th in the team competition.

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The Coupeville High School drama troupe presents its fall showcase Oct. 25-27.

It’s time to get dramatic.

The Coupeville High School drama troupe hits the stage the next three nights to present their fall showcase, a mix of short scenes, monologues and a student-written piece.

Performances are Oct. 25-27 in the school’s PAC, with curtain lifting at 6:30 PM each night. Cost is $6 or free to those with ASB cards.

Act One kicks off with Touched By An Alien, an “out of this world, wacky adventure,” with a “Star Trek feel.”

Featured actors are Lily Zustiak, Knight ArndtEric Webster, Chandell Schoonover and Ricky Rebischke-Smith.

After that comes a monologue from William Shakespeare’s Henry V, performed by Helen SinclairSis Hopkins’ Audition: A Monologue, performed by Amanda Thomas, and DNA, a “serious monologue about falling asleep in class,” performed by Ricky Rebischke-Smith.

The first act closes with The Spy, a student-written piece by CHS seniors Tiger Johnson and Jaschon Baumann.

The plot is hush-hush, but the writers star alongside Jakobi Baumann.

When the curtain rises for act two, you’ll get No Cell Signal, a “relatable monologue about shoddy signal,” performed by Sinclair.

Then comes Arabian Nights, “a scene of a questionable interpreter, and far away destinations,” with Casey Rogers, Rose Dale, and Elaira Nicolle.

Stuck, “a sweet story of panic in an elevator and love,” comes to us from the duo of Tamika Nastali and Johnson, while Willie, the Angelic Child, a monologue performed by Marissa Williams, is told from the point of view of a “wacky stage-mom like mother, and her crazier child.”

Rounding out the evening is The Philadelphia, an “absurdist look at black holes, cheese steak, and Philadelphia,” with Sinclair and Arndt essaying the roles.

Keeping everything humming along will be stage manager extraordinaire Madison Rixe.

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   The student bodies of schools Coupeville faced at the Science Olympiad state meet. Almost all claim 500+ more students than CHS. (Mckenzie Meyer photo)

Mckenzie Meyer (left) and Anna Dion work on a project. (Neil Rixe photo)

They’re standing up for small schools everywhere.

Despite having just a fraction of the student bodies that their competitors do, the Coupeville High School Science Olympiad squad soared Saturday at the state meet.

While Camas, with 2,063 students to pull from, walked away with the team title, the Wolves finished 17th, one slot better than last year.

With a hair over 300 students, CHS also faces another hurdle.

Most of the other schools at state are staffed by students who focus 100% on Science Olympiad, while Coupeville’s competitors balance academics with other pursuits like track, soccer and drama.

Seven of the eight Wolves who claimed a Top 10 finish at state either are currently playing a sport or preparing for next weekend’s drama production.

Madison Rixe, who led Coupeville with three Top 10 finishes, is a prime example, juggling track, drama and Science Olympiad in addition to her normal classwork.

Coupeville’s Top 10 finishes:

Disease Detectives – Mckenzie Meyer (9th)

Herpotology – Anna Dion and Madison Rixe (8th)

Mission Possible – Meyer and Dion (8th)

Helicopters – Rixe and Luke Carlson (10th)

Rocks and Minerals – Rixe and Jakobi Baumann (9th)

Towers – William Nelson and Baumann (10th)

Write it, Do It – Carlson and Josh Robinson (10th)

Fermi Questions — Nelson and Seraina Weatherford (10th)

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   Teo Keilwitz, cheering at Friday’s CHS basketball games, got up early Saturday to join his teammates at a Science Olympiad competition. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Smaller, maybe. Smarter, definitely.

Competing against rivals with much-larger student bodies, Coupeville High School claimed 13th out of 24 teams Saturday at the Raisbeck Aviation High School Science Olympiad Invitational.

The Wolves claimed Top 10 performances in 10 categories, with Jaschon Baumann and Harris Sinclair nabbing second-place in “Game On.”

That event is based on a team’s ability to craft an original computer game using Scratch, a program created at MIT.

Other CHS Top 10 performances:

Herpetology (5th) — Madison Rixe and Anna Dion

Helicopters (5th) — Rixe and Luke Carlson

Rocks and Minerals (5th) — Rixe and Jakobi Baumann

Material Sciences (6th) — Sofia Hassapis and Maka Sorrows

Towers (7th) — William Nelson and Jakobi Baumann

Write It, Do It (7th) — Carlson and Josh Robinson

Astronomy (8th) — Sinclair and Sorrows

Chem Lab (9th) — Sinclair and Ricky Rebischke-Smith

Hovercraft (9th) — Teo Keilwitz and Robinson

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   Gabe Carlson was one of 30 CHS track athletes to letter this spring. (Angi Carlson photo)

Madison Rixe zinged her way to a letter as well. (John Fisken photo)

A season of highlights ended with one final one.

Capping a successful track and field campaign in which Coupeville brought home five state meet medals and debuted its new home facilities, Wolf coach Randy King awarded letters to 30 athletes Wednesday.

From sprinters to distance runners to jumpers and throwers, the list includes 18 girls and 12 boys.

Varsity letter winners:

Chris Battaglia
Jakobi Baumann
Lauren Bayne
Ariah Bepler
Gabe Carlson
Mitchell Carroll
Danny Conlisk
Lauren Grove
Naika Hallam
Natalie Hollrigel
Ja’Tarya Hoskins
Mallory Kortuem
Ryan Labrador
Skyler Lawrence
Mckenzie Meyer
Alexxis Otto
Abby Parker
Grey Rische
Madison Rixe
Lindsey Roberts
Lucy Sandahl
Ashlie Shank
Emma Smith
Jacob Smith
Keahi Sorrows
Cameron Toomey-Stout
Maya Toomey-Stout
Raven Vick
Allison Wenzel
Henry Wynn

Participation Certificates:

Kyle Burnett
Luke Carlson
Jean Lund-Olsen
Jasmine Nastali
Thane Peterson
Ema Smith
Willow Vick
Aurora Zanardi

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