B-WHS Science Olympiad, starting with front row (L to R): Natalie Maino, Hannah Stitt; Isabel Vance, Laura Luckwaldt, Lizzie Berndt; Maddy Lawrence, Jessica Jarvis; Claire Finger, Lauren Hackner; Chloe Berning, Josie Schoeller, Isabella Meyers; Nathan Thompson and Callie Johnson. Missing from photo: Abby Madl, Chloe Gossett and Kaleb Berning. Submitted photo
B-WHS Science Olympiad, starting with front row (L to R): Natalie Maino, Hannah Stitt; Isabel Vance, Laura Luckwaldt, Lizzie Berndt; Maddy Lawrence, Jessica Jarvis; Claire Finger, Lauren Hackner; Chloe Berning, Josie Schoeller, Isabella Meyers; Nathan Thompson and Callie Johnson. Missing from photo: Abby Madl, Chloe Gossett and Kaleb Berning. Submitted photo

Submitted by Amanda Finke, chemistry and mathematics Teacher, Baldwin-Woodville High School

RIVER FALLS, WI – The Wisconsin Science Olympiad is a rigorous team competition that applies the principles of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Education within 28 events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering.

Sixteen Baldwin-Woodville High School students attended the 8th Annual “Border Battle” Science Olympiad Division C Tournament hosted by the University of Wisconsin - River Falls on Saturday, January 26, 2019. There were sixty-one high school teams signed up representing 4 states: Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Nebraska; 24 of the 61 teams were in our small school division. Medals were awarded to the top four finishers in each event, for each division. Natalie Maino and Lauren Hackner earned First Place (4th overall) in Sounds of Music.

Claire Finger and Maddy Lawrence earned Fifth Place in Experimental Design. Chloe Berning, Kaleb Berning and Nathan Thompson earned Seventh Place in both Aerial Scramble and Mousetrap Vehicle. Natalie Maino, Josie Schoeller, and Maddy Lawrence earned Seventh Place in Code Busters. Jessica Jarvis and Abby Madl earned Seventh Place in Herpetology. Lizzie Berndt and Laura Luckwaldt earned Eighth Place in Geocaching.

Their next competition will be the Division C West Regional – Menomonie competition on February 23 at Menomonie High School, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are the schools that will be competing there: Baldwin-Woodville, Bloomer, Boyceville, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, Chippewa Falls, Colfax, Elk Mound, Elmwood, Menomonie, New Richmond, Onalaska, Osseo-Fairchild, Shell Lake, Sparta, Spring Valley, St. Croix Central and Tomah.

GO HAWKS!