The Manchester Science Olympiad teams had a very successful State tournament yesterday at Purdue University. Manchester has been sending a team to the State competition for 20 years, and in that time our best overall finish was 7th and 14th for the Jr High and High School teams, respectively. Yesterday the Jr High team tied their best-ever finish at 7th overall, missing getting in the top 5 and on the podium by a mere 13 points. The C Team placed 10th overall, making Manchester a top-10 team at the State level for the first time in history. Considering that 90% of the teams were from 4A schools, this is no small feat.
Individual Highlights include:
B Division: (B team set a new Manchester record for top 3 finishes)
1st place in Bridge Building: Simon Van and Luke Gish
1st place in Ping Pong Parachute: Everett Short and Lincoln Young
2nd place in Electric Wright Stuff: Caleb Sautter and Devin White
2nd place in Food Science: Simon Van and Devin White
2nd place in Sounds of Music: Simon Van and Liam Kreps-Miller
2nd place in Storm the Castle: Colton Reffitt and AJ Weaver
3rd place in Ornithology: Milo Hupp and Audra Tobias
2nd place in Gravity Vehicle: Brady Meredith and Caleb Smith
2nd place in Dynamic Planet: Elise Harter and Sam Hupp
4th place in Ornithology: Isaac Reichenbach and Jade Michel
4th place in Wright Stuff: Kolby Haecker and Isaac Reichenbach.