Science Olympiad team qualifies for State
LPHS’s Science Olympiad team qualified for State after a successful competition at Northridge Regional on February 12.
The team, consisting of 12 students, competed in a total of 23 events and earned medals in seven of them. The overall placement for all of the teams was fourth place, which allows them to compete at the State competition at Purdue University on March 12.
Astronomy: James Collins and Hunter Quadlin placed fourth.
Bridges: Sven Tuznik and Clayton Williams placed third.
Chemistry Lab: Wesley Owens and Tyler Troy placed third.
Codebusters: Lily Alberts, James Collins, and Chris Price placed fourth.
Detector Building: Ian Bos and Hunter Quadlin placed third.
Dynamic Planet: Chase Collins and Micheal St Armaud placed fourth.
Wright Stuff: James Collins and Chris Price placed fourth.
This year marks the seventh year of James Collins and Wesley Owens being members of Science Olympiad, making them the only team members to be a part of the group every year since sixth grade.
Senior competitor Lily Alberts is excited to see how far the team goes and is grateful for all she’s learned so far.
“I’ve always been a fairly competitive person and I love science. I joined Science Olympiad mostly because of friends at first, but it just kind of clicked when I got there. I love competing and learning as I go,” Alberts said.
Great job to the Science Olympiad team!