67 Saline Elementary Students Participate in Washtenaw Science Olympiad

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 05/14/2018 - 19:21

On Saturday, May 12, 67 2nd-5th grade students from Harvest, Pleasant Ridge, Woodland Meadows, and Heritage Elementary competed against more than 2,500 students from 39 elementary schools in the 16th annual Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad at Pioneer High School.

The Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad is the largest elementary Science Olympiad event in the country and consists of 21 events with topics that included Feathered Friends, Water Rockets, Circuit Wizardry, iCompute, and GENE-ius.

The kids worked extremely hard preparing for the Olympiad, learning all about a myriad of science topics, and having fun.  

Our Saline Olympians placed in 18 out of the 43 events they entered. Congratulations to the entire team.

2nd Grade:

  • Gravity Racer (3rd place): Jean-Luc Benoit, Mayur Reddy, Westin Rogers

  • Pasta Bridges (3rd Place): Abby Cohoon

  • To Infinity and Beyond (3rd Place): Christopher Buccirosso, Anish Jagarlamudi

3rd Grade:

  • Map Reading (Honorable Mention): Kadin Claus, Anna Lemmerhirt

  • Estimania (Honorable Mention): Maybelle Hart

4th Grade:

  • Map Reading (2nd place): Elyse Gentry

  • On Target (Honorable Mention): Domenic Buccirosso, Nicholas Cummings, Finn Spolans

  • Circuit Wizardry (Honorable Mention): Ben Holtz

  • Mystery Architecture (Honorable Mention): Emma Bradbury, Lennon Cohoon

5th Grade:

  • Back to Nature (1st place): Neah Bloch, William Rogers

  • Map Reading (2nd place): Daniel Lemmerhirt, Alice Jiang

  • Estimania (3rd place): Ethan Hornberger, Logan Kipley

  • iCompute (4th place): Neah Bloch, Owen Bloch

  • Mystery Architecture (4th place): Colin Eckermann, Alice Jiang

  • Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (5th place): Kathryn Feller, Zoe Frederick

  • Circuit Wizardry (Honorable Mention): Kathryn Feller, Andrew Irgang, Daniel Lemmerhirt

  • GENE-ius (Honorable Mention): Alice Jiang, Seasson Rosenfeld

  • To Infinity and Beyond (Honorable Mention): Calli Hargreaves, Annabelle Smith

For more information on the Saline Elementary Science Olympiad, please visit http://salineheritageso.weebly.com.  For more information about the Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad, please visit their website https://sites.google.com/a/aaps.k12.mi.us/weso-wizards.  

The Science Olympiad is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education. The students spent the past few months learning science concepts and applications, teamwork, cooperation and most importantly, having fun!


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