Floyd Central’s Science Olympiad team took first place at the Bloomington Regional PDF Print E-mail

Floyd Central’s Science Olympiad team took first place at the Bloomington Regional on Saturday, February 2nd. This was the third year in a row that they brought home the first place trophy. However, this year’s team delivered the best performance so far in our program’s five-year history.

 

With ten high school teams in the competition, FC students won 1st place in 8 out of 23 events and medalled with top 3 finishes in 16 out of 23 events. The team scored 64 points in a commanding performance that beat the second place Columbus North team by 35 points. This is a huge improvement over last year, when FC beat Columbus North by only two points.

Impressive contributions were made by experienced seniors and dedicated freshmen, with all team members bringing home at least one medal for a top 3 finish in their event. A full list of team members and their top 3 finishes is listed below.

The team will travel back to Bloomington’s IU campus for the State Tournament on Saturday, March 17, where they will compete with the top 30 teams from across Indiana.  This will be the team’s fifth straight appearance at State and promises to bring their best finish yet.


Seniors

Jackson Konty – Anatomy (1st), Ecology (1st), Fermi Questions (2nd), Towers (3rd)

Savannah Schroering – Herpetology (1st), Rocks and Minerals (1st), Ecology (1st)

Mary Werner – Rocks and Minerals (1st), Dynamic Planet (1st), Experimental Design (2nd)

Joey Bowling – Herpetology (1st)

Shelby Pennington – Rocks and Minerals (1st)

Jacob Langdon – Towers (3rd)


Juniors

Hannah Tarr – Astronomy (2nd), Experimental Design (2nd), Mission Possible (2nd), Remote Sensing (3rd)

Tiffany Baird – Dynamic Planet (1st), Mission Possible (2nd)


Sophomores

Ethan Lawver – Hovercraft (2nd)

Ethan Jekel – Fermi Questions (2nd)

David Reed – Game On (1st), Thermodynamics (3rd)

Lucas Brewer – Helicopters (1st), Experimental Design (2nd)

 

Freshmen

Brendan Cox – Helicopters (1st)

Wyatt Crain – Game on (1st), Thermodynamics (3rd)

Austin Hiner – Mousetrap Vehicle (1st), Hovercraft (2nd)

Liam Roggenkamp – Mousetrap Vehicle (1st)