We congratulate the Loveland Middle School (LMS) Science Olympiad team, consisting of students in grades six through nine, which competed in a regional tournament March 1 at University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash; after placing in 13 events, the team advanced to the State Finals. Below is a summary of membership and performance by school.
Loveland Intermediate School (LIS)
Sixth-graders Sarah Borger and Jack Portune competed along with nine teammates from Loveland Middle School. Borger earned an individual medal in Entomology, and Portune earned individual medals in two items that he built with partner Seventh-Grade Student Nicholas Rasmussen, a Boomilever and a Wheeled Vehicle.
Loveland Middle School (LMS)
Team members are Julia Henderson, Anna Borger, Lydia Filgis, Andrew Hoffmann, Leslie Nash, Nicholas Rasmussen, Samantha Skarda, Sam Slyder and Sarah Stevens.
Regional individual medals went to:
• Nicholas Rasmussen in Boomilever and Wheeled Vehicle
• Samantha Skarda in Electricity
• Samantha Skarda and Sarah Stevens in Forensics
• Sam Slyder and Andrew Hoffmann in Helicopters
• Sarah Stevens in Meteorology
• Anna Borger and Samantha Skarda in Metric System
• Leslie Nash in Road Mapping
• Andrew Hoffmann and Sam Slyder in Robo-Cross
• Leslie Nash in Rocks and Minerals
• Julia Henderson in Rotor Egg Drop
The Loveland High School team also competed in the regional tournament and earned individual medals.
Team members are seniors Nuria Alonso, Katherine Borger, Lucas Carle, Katrina Culbertson, Jacob Price; junior Dylan Armstrong; sophomores Allison Brugger, Morlan Osgood, Amanda Slager; and freshmen Grant Leever and Cara Rasmussen.
Individual medals went to:
• Katherine Borger for Bungee Drop
• Nuria Alonso and Katrina Culbertson in Genetics
• Cara Rasmussen and Katherine Borger in Materials Science
• Grant Leever in Meteorology
• Dylan Armstrong and Allison Brugger in Rocks and Minerals
• Lucas Carle and Jacob Price in Scrambler Vehicle and Scientific Writing
The Ohio Science Olympiad is an academic, interscholastic competition designed to increase student interest in science and to improve the quality of science education. It has grown from just 23 teams competing in state competition in 1985 to 271 teams competing in seven regional tournaments in 2012. In Ohio, the program is sponsored by The Ohio State University, the Ohio Department of Education, and the Science Education Council of Ohio.
Congratulations to all of the students involved, and good luck at the state competition April 26 at The Ohio State University in Columbus!