April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Hauser Science Olympiad team headed to state

By HSJ Online [email protected]

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:

First Place

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

Second Place

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

Third Place

Anatomy & Physiology -- Gabby Johns and Elijah Heslop

Scrambler -- Addison Jones and Thomas Essex[[In-content Ad]]