The Hauser Science Olympiad team finished first at the Bloomington regionals earlier this month and now will be going to state competition on March 18th.
The team coach, Deborah Gaff, said that every team member earned medals in more than one event. She credited the students with being willing to take one day of their upcoming spring break to compete in the event.
"I am honored to be their coach," she wrote in an email after the event. "It was an amazing privilege to see each of the team members take the stage to accept their awards. All events are based on the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). Students winning medals in these events show mastery of the standards that are the foundation of each event."
Medal winners included:
Aerial Scrambler -- Jonas Fleenor and Joe Newcomb
Experimental Design -- Lance Bruer, Thomas Essex, Kaitlynn Everroad
Fast Facts -- Ben Johnson and Lance Bruer
Food Science -- Elijah Heslop and Gabby Johns
Meteorology -- Chloe Kennedy and Elijah Heslop
Microbe Mission -- Chloe Kennedy and Kaitlynn Everroad
Optics -- Brady Burton and Joe Newcomb
Reach for the Stars -- place Brady Burton and Chloe Kennedy
Road Scholar -- Elijah Heslop and Chloe Kennedy
Trivia Time (a trial event) -- Thomas Essex and Brady Burton
Wind Power -- Ben Johnson and Jonas Fleenor
Crime Busters -- Addison Jones and Kaitlynn Everroad
Disease Detective -- Gabby Johns and Maylee Barriger
Dynamic Planet -- Maylee Barriger and Cade Whittington
Hovercraft -- Jonas Fleenor and Lance Bruer
Invasive Species -- Graham Kennedy and Ashley Chambers
Mission Possible -- Lance Bruer and Cade Whittington
Towers -- Graham Kennedy and Joe Newcomb
Wright Stuff -- Ashley Chambers and Kaitlynn Everroad
Anatomy & Physiology -- Gabby Johns and Elijah Heslop