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Science Olympiad team takes 9th place at midwest competition

posted Mar 30, 2016, 8:25 PM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Megan Cichon, Entertainment Editor

Posted January 7th, 2016

At their most recent competition, Slinger High School’s Science Olympiad put true meaning to the phrase “beating the odds”. Going up against some of the best teams in the Midwest, Slinger came in 9th place out of the 36 total competing teams at their most recent invitational in Harlem High School. There were many extraordinary performances; Kate Wallschlaeger and Katie White took 5th in Green Generation, Cliff Wood and Mitchell Kitzinger took 4th in Wind Power, Jacob Storrs and Ben Moeller took 4th in Electric Vehicle, Megan Meyer and Nora Martin took 3rd in Invasive Species, and then Christian Young and Slinger Tournament MVP Nick Stoffel took 1st overall in Game On.

For those interested in joining Science Olympiad, here’s what you need to know. Meetings for this activity are typically called one or two weeks prior to a competition, but meetings are held in between long gaps between competitions to keep members in the loop. Many members of this organization spend Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, along with many study halls, studying, building, and practicing for their event. Very active members spend up to 5 or more hours per week preparing for competition, however any member of the team spends anywhere from 1 to 3 hours preparing.