The Northshore Junior High Science Olympiad teams recently earned first and fifth places at their state competition, held April 15 at Highline College in Des Moines.
Students competed in 24 events, ranging from ultra-light aircraft that soared to the gym ceiling and bottle rockets carrying a raw egg to towers that supported 1,000 times more than their weight.
The NJH blue team placed first in Ecology, Experimental Design, Food Science, Meteorology, Optics and Road Scholar events; second in Anatomy, Hovercraft, Invasive Species, LEAF, Potions & Poisons, Towers and Wright Stuff events; and third in Crime Busters, Fast Facts, Microbe Mission and Rollercoaster events.
The NJH navy team placed first in Fast Facts, Hovercraft, LEAF and Potions & Poisons events; and second in Experimental Design, Microbe Mission and Rollercoaster events.
Nineteen students from NJH will go to Science Olympiad Nationals May 19-20 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Those students are Amogh Pande, Ashi Jain, Connor Lynch, Deepthi Chandra, Gloria Shen, Hannah Yoon, Hayden Brophy, Jeffrey Hablewitz, Kai Smith, Margaret He, Melissa Mitchell, Pernille Petersen, Peter Lie, Ryan Nelson, Sebastian Duerr, Steven Lu, Steven Zhang, Suja Chalasani and Will Neese.