South Washington County Schools

Woodbury High School students place in top five at Minnesota Brain Bee

Two Woodbury High School seniors placed in the top five at the Minnesota Brain Bee at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday, Feb. 6. The Brain Bee is an international neuroscience competition for teenagers designed to help treat and find cures for brain disorders by inspiring and motivating young men and women to pursue careers in basic and clinical neuroscience.

Kayla Chan, a senior, earned third place in the competition and Nidhi Checka, a senior, earned fifth place. Sophomores Fatima Ibrahim, Emily Zhi and Leah Zhu also took part in the competition. All five students placed in the top 30 of an online neuroscience exam through the U of M to earn a spot in the state competition.