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MHS Science Olympiad Team Places 2nd at State Competition

L-R, front row Madey Moses, Grace Hasse, Karissa Brunner, Ellen Dingwall, 2nd row Ananya Raval, Anna Imsande, Allison Falkner Jenna Castillo, David Ding, Amber Remington, Will Richardson, 3rd row - Peter Bendel, Hayleigh Husby, Anne Dye, Amy Liu, Grant Burns, Logan McCoy, Cole Delong, Kevin Leach 4th row - coach Bill Dingwall, Chance Gundlach, Damian Gray, Emmitt Ogden, Ben Seguin, Will Ehlert, top row - Zeke Stauffer, coach Michele Huppert

On Friday, April 22nd twenty-five students from the Menomonie High 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. A number of students competed on exhibition teams, and while those teams could not place in competition, students could place in individual events.

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 High School team is coached by MHS science teachers Michele Huppert, Bill Dingwall and Jessie Weinberger.

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:

1st place:

Sam Seguin and Grant Burns - Dynamic Planet

2nd place:

David Ding and Sam Seguin - Remote Sensing

Cole Delong, Kevin Leach, Peter Bendel - Code Busters

Anne Dye and Jenna Castillo - Write It, Do It

Damian Gray and Kevin Leach - Rocks and Minerals

3rd place:

Ananya Raval and Grant Burns - Cell Biology

David Ding and Grace Hasse - Ping Pong Parachute

4th place:

Grant Burns and Sam Seguin - Green Generation

Amy Liu and Madey Moses - Virology (exhibition team)

David Ding - RoboCross

Anna Imsande, Anne Dye and Kevin Leach - Experimental Design

Grace Hasse and Jenna Castillo - Ornithology

5th place:

Ellen Dingwall and Ananya Raval - Virology

Anna Imsande and Logan McCoy - Environmental Chemistry

Peter Bendel and Sam Seguin - Astronomy

6th place:

Cole Delong and David Ding - Detector Building

Ellen Dingwall and Hayleigh Husby - Disease Detective

Cole Delong and Peter Bendel - Gravity Vehicle

Ellen Dingwall and Hayleigh Husby - Forensics

Amber Remington and Madey Moses - Write It, Do It (exhibition team)

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