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:
Sam Seguin and Grant Burns - Dynamic Planet
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
Ananya Raval and Grant Burns - Cell Biology
David Ding and Grace Hasse - Ping Pong Parachute
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
Ellen Dingwall and Ananya Raval - Virology
Anna Imsande and Logan McCoy - Environmental Chemistry
Peter Bendel and Sam Seguin - Astronomy
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)