Saturday, January 26, 2019

A First for Science Olympiad

On Saturday, January 26, the Belleville High School Science Olympiad Team won the Small School Division (Division C) at UW-River Falls. They topped 24 other teams from 15 schools (and three states). For the first time in its short history, the Belleville team came out victorious over Boyceville High School, which has been one of the top four teams in the state for the last decade. Congratulations to Coach Smith and her Platinum Team! Thirteen students medaled in 18 events today!

1st Place
Experimental Design: Emma Anson, Hansi Bartle, and Elise Medenwald
Mousetrap Vehicle: Carson Heller and Logan Niesen
Protein Modeling: Roxana Grunenwald, James Gustafson, and Gary Salmela
Thermodynamics: Jack Nolden and Gary Salmela 
Wright Stuff: Hansi Bartle and Logan Niesen

2nd Place
Amazing Mechatronics: James Gustafson and Jacob Kean
Code Busters: Gianna Diaz, Jacob Kean, and Jack Nolden
Dynamic Planet: Emma Anson and Zach Thole
Geocaching: Jack Nolden and Gary Salmela
Geologic Mapping: Gary Salmela and Zach Thole
Mission Possible: Carson Heller and Logan Niesen

3rd Place
Circuit Lab: James Gustafson and Gary Salmela 
Fossils: Emma Anson and Gianna Diaz
Sounds of Music: Gianna Diaz and Jacob Kean

4th Place
Fermi Questions: Elise Medenwald and Zach Thole
Food Science: Hansi Bartle and Katie Bowers 
Forensics: Emma Anson and Roxana Grunenwald
Herpetology: Gianna Diaz and James Gustafson