Science Olympiad Teams Advance to State Competition
Science Olympiad teams from Central Valley High School and Greenacres Middle School will compete in the Washington state tournament on April 18.
Both Central Valley School District teams qualified for state with wins at the recent regional competition in separate divisions.
The Central Valley High School team, led by teacher Lori Buratto, placed third out of 13 teams. Many of the students won awards in multiple categories, including:
- Sean Kinard, first place, Ecology and Fossils
- Justin Hoff and Kyle Staples, second place, Physics Lab.
- Jack Lukes and Cody Riggs, third place, Trajectory and fourth place, Junkyard Challenge.
- Hilary Weisbeck and Sam Martinez, third place, Cell Biology and fourth place, Forensics.
- Dallan Wagner and Brandon Blackburn, first place, Tech Trek and fourth place, Chemistry Lab.
- Ann Tong and Helen Yuan, second place, Disease Detectives.
- Ruthie Winkler and Natasha Saric, second place, Remote Sensing.
- Alisha Goss and Ruthie Winkler, third place, Herpetology
- Lizzy Winkler and Brian Moore, third place, Experimental Design.
The Greenacres Middle School team, under the coaching of teacher Patrick Moore, placed sixth out of the 16 teams in the regional tournament and won the “Team Spirit” award. Individual winners include:
- Alex Wende and Robbie Duggan, first place, Road Scholar, and fourth place Environmental Chemistry.
- Alex Wende and Abby Mansoor , first place, Compute This
- Bryan Wilson and Jameson Lake, third place, Robo-Cross
- Abby Mansoor, third place, Dynamic Planet
- Robbie Duggan and Kyile LeBlanc, fourth place, Bio-Process
- Beth Hotchkiss and Kyile LeBlanc, fourth place, Anatomy
The Science Olympiad team from North Pines Middle School finished 13th in the regional tournament. The team did not advance to the state competition.
The state tournament will be held April 18 in Vancouver, Wash.
The Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit group dedicated to improving science education and recognizing science achievements through classroom activities, research, professional development workshops and encouragement of science tournaments at all levels of competition.
For more information, go to http://www.washingtonscienceolympiad.com/
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