Science Olympiad teams from around the State met to compete in the Allendale Science Olympiad Invitational on February 27. Allendale welcomed 52 teams this year for the all day competition. Science Olympiad is designed to challenge aspiring scientists and engineers through a variety of hands-on tests and events. Invitationals are intended as a tune-up event for teams to prepare for regional and state competitions in the spring.
At the end of a challenging day students are awarded medals and ribbons for placing in 1stthrough 6th place in each of the 23 events, and teams placing in 1st through 6th place overall are awarded trophies. This year the Allendale Middle School team placed third place out of 25 teams. In the high school division Huron High School and the Allendale High School Red team tied for first place. There were 26 teams in the high school competition. Congratulations Allendale Science Olympiad teams and Brian Brethauer AHS Science Olympiad Coach and David Erdmans, APS Middle School Coach.
And of course the a big thank you to the high school and middle school Science Olympiad teams and their parents who helped with tasks large and small to make it all work. Best of luck to the Allendale Middle School and Allendale High School teams as they compete in the regional competition at Grand Valley State University on March 19.