Students Flex Scientific Muscle at Olympiad

Print Friendly

Science Olympiad team members are ready to compete

On Saturday, March 2, Liberty Christian students ranging from sixth to 12th grade competed at the Regional Science Olympiad at North Lake College.

Coined the “Nation’s Most Exciting K–12 Science Competition,” the Science Olympiad began 29 years ago and is now one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 6,400 teams in 50 states.

At the competition, Grant Widyn tests his Boomilever, a structural design event using balsa wood, to see how much load it will bear

Science Olympiad’s ever-changing event line-up of events in all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices, and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience.

Liberty Christian ribbon winners from the Olympiad include the following:

Natalie Nelson and Gisele Mercer – Fourth Place – Gravity Vehicle

Brandon Allison and Nevan Simone – Fourth Place – Thermodynamics

Megan McDivitt and Lynzi Rojas – Second Place – Write It/Do It

Ashton Hutcherson and Jonathan Palmer – Third Place – Meteorology

Grant Widyn and Todd Deetjen display their Boomilever

Todd Deetjen and Grant Widyn – Second Place – Boomilever

Liberty Christian Science Department Chair Heather Lytle said, “Science Olympiad serves as a unique opportunity to work as a team and to apply science knowledge. We are so proud of our students and their hard work!”

In addition to Lytle, the following Liberty Christian science teachers and coaches prepared students for this competition: Sue Gallo, Lenette Lindsey, Dawn Lobbes, Kari Northeim, Justin Else, and Brent Dragoo.

Ashton Hutcherson drops an egg in a Rotor Egg Drop

Share This