On Friday, April 22nd thirty-nine students from the Menomonie Middle School traveled to UW-Stevens Point to participate in the 2022 State Science Olympiad Competition. The Varsity team had an outstanding performance and took home the 2nd place trophy. The Middle School also had a number of students competing on exhibition teams, and while those teams could not place in competition, students could place in individual events.
In addition to placing second in the competition, the team also won the Spirit Award. The Spirit Award is given to the team that best shows respectful competition, good sportsmanship, and positive attitudes between teammates, competitors, coaches, and event supervisors.
Students were able to take part in various STEM events Friday on the UW-Stevens Point campus prior to the competition on Saturday.
The Menomonie Middle School team is coached by MMS teachers Natalie Topper, Amy Zuber-Seguin and Rachel Scott.
Science Olympiad is an American team competition in which teams compete in events pertaining to various fields of science. Events fall into five main categories: Life, Personal, and Social Science, Earth & Space Science, Physical Science & Chemistry, Technology & Engineering, Inquiry & Nature of Science. They are either knowledge-based, hands-on, or engineering-based.
Results from the competition are as follows:
Sara Palmer and Otis Yonko - Forestry
Lilly Gregerson and Mack Bien - Forestry (exhibition team)
Sara Palmer and Ben Seguin - Horticulture
Logan Topper and Otis Yonko -Storm the Castle
Luke Ray and Oliver Lugo - Rocks and Minerals
Daniel Stauffer - Rocks and Minerals (exhibition team)
Oliver Lugo, Noah Winder, and Ben Seguin - Codebusters
Luke Ray and Maddie Horvath - Ornithology
Logan Topper and Otis Yonko - Crave the Wave
Grace Edenborg and Meg Hansen - Dynamic Planet
Jay Beston and Lily Fraher - Green Generation
Sara Palmer and Tanner Husby - Geocache
Ben Seguin and Noah Winder - Mousetrap
Logan Topper and Meg Hansen - Solar System
Jay Beston and Nora Skorczewski - Virology
Cole Christenson and Logan Topper - Electric Wright Stuff
Sara Palmer and Cole Christenson - Write it Do it
Maddie Horvath, Oliver Lugo, and Nora Skorczewski - Experimental Design
Carly Weber and Alexander Heckendorf - Dynamic Planet (exhibition team)
Ben Seguin and Maddie Horvath - Road Scholar
Cole Christenson - Bridge
Sara Palmer and Ben Seguin - Crime Busters
Ben Seguin and Tanner Husby - Sounds of Music
Noah Winder - RoboCross
Mathew Snavely and Timothy Berends - Mousetrap (exhibition team)
Luke Ray and Tanner Husby - Ping Pong Parachute
Maddie Horvath and Nora Skorczewski - Disease Detectives
Oliver Lugo - Mission Possible
Grant Nigon and Peyton Gregerson - Storm the Castle (exhibition team)
Ryan Hulbert - Mousetrap (exhibition team)
Jai Hasse and Nora Trotter - Ornithology (exhibition team)
Nico Holt - Anatomy and Physiology (exhibition team)
Mathew Snavely - RoboCross (exhibition team)
Andrew Heckendorf and Lilly Gregerson - Disease Detectives (exhibition team)
Alex Anderson and Ryan Hulbert - Storm the Castle (exhibition team)