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Regional Science Olympiad to held at VCSU on Thursday, March 30

Mar 28th, 2017 @ 1:27 pm | 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 30.

About 500 students on 19 high school teams and 14 middle school teams will compete at VCSU. Twenty-three events—including Road Scholar, Disease Detectives, Scrambler, Crime Busters, Bottle Rocket, Dynamic Planet, Fast Facts, Game On, Microbe Mission, and Reach for the Stars, among others—will be led by 25 VCSU faculty, staff and team coaches. In addition, 50 VCSU science students have volunteered to help at the competition. Teather Sundstrom, Ph.D., VCSU assistant 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 will advance to the state competition to be held April 22 at North Dakota State University.

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

2017 Regional Science Olympiad, Valley City State University

Teams and Coaches


Division B (6th–9th grade)
• Ben Franklin —Linda Coons
• Central Cass (two teams)—Marlen Haugen
• Dakota Prairie—Tyrell Rose
• Discovery Middle—Jessica DeJong
• Edgeley—Jon Schiele
• Hillsboro—Jarvis Knudson
• Jamestown Middle (two teams)—Mary Lenhart
• Kulm—Phillip King
• Litchville-Marion Schools—Jean Legge
• Northern Cass—Tom Klapp
• Red River Valley Home Schoolers—Judy Patterson
• Maple Valley—Alex Hoffmann

Division C (10–12th grade)
• Central Cass (two teams)—Marlen Haugen
• Dakota Prairie—Tyrell Rose
• Davies (two teams)—David Schultz
• Edgeley—Jon Schiele
• Fargo North—Eric Arness
• Fargo South—Andrea Thiner
• Hillsboro—Jarvis Knudson
• Jamestown—Lynn Kosel
• Kulm—Phillip King
• Litchville-Marion—Jean Legge
• Maple Valley—Alex Hoffmann
• New Rockford-Sheyenne—Monica Meadows
• Northern Cass—Tom Klapp
• Red River Valley Home Schoolers—Judy Patterson
• Valley City—Sheila Anderson
• Sheyenne High School—Shaina Eagleson
• West Fargo—Melisa Toepke-Peterson