Mar 25th, 2019 @ 10:13 am | Author: Greg Vanney
Valley City State University will host a Regional Science Olympiad for teams of high school and middle school students on campus Thursday, March 28. About 450 students on 17 high school teams and 14 middle school teams will compete at VCSU.

The students will compete in 34 events—including Battery Buggy, Heredity, Roller Coaster, Water Quality, Herpetology, Mousetrap Vehicle, Disease Detectives, Circuit Lab, Crime Busters, Chemistry Lab, and Thermodynamics, among others.

The events are supervised by25 VCSU faculty, staff, high school teachers, and volunteers from KLJ Engineering. In addition, 60 VCSU science students have volunteered to help at the competition. Teather Sundstrom, Ph.D., VCSU associate professor of chemistry, serves as coordinator for the Valley City Regional Science Olympiad.

Events will be held in Rhoades Science Center, Graichen Gym and the gym at the Valley City Rec Center. An awards ceremony will be held in Vangstad Auditorium at 2:30 p.m.

The Valley City event is one of five regional competitions throughout the state. Winning teams from each of the regionals advance to the state competition to be held April 13 at North Dakota State University.

Teams participating in the Valley City Regional Science Olympiad and their coaches are listed below.

Teams and Coaches, 2019 Regional Science Olympiad, Valley City State University

Division B (6th-9th grade)
  • Ben Franklin, Theresa Nygaard
  • Central Cass (two teams), Marlen Haugen
  • Dakota Prairie, Tyrell Rose
  • Discovery Middle (two teams), Jessica DeJong
  • Edgeley, Jon Schiele
  • Gackle-Streeter, Lauren Sako
  • Hillsboro, Jarvis Knudson
  • Jamestown Middle, Mary Lenhart
  • Kulm, Phillip King
  • Maple Valley, Alex Hoffmann
  • Northern Cass, Louise Tegtmeier
  • Valley City, Sheila Anderson
Division C (10th-12th grade)
  • Central Cass (two teams), Marlen Haugen
  • Dakota Prairie, Tyrell Rose
  • Davies (two teams), David Schultz
  • Edgeley, Jon Schiele
  • Fargo North, Allie Kollman
  • Gackle-Streeter, Lauren Sako
  • Kulm (two teams), Phillip King
  • Hillsboro, Jarvis Knudson
  • Jamestown, Lynn Kosel
  • Maple Valley, Alex Hoffmann
  • Northern Cass, Louise Tegtmeier
  • Red River High, Joseph Ostgarden
  • Sheyenne, Kim McVicar
  • West Fargo, Melisa Toepke-Peterson