Mon. Mar 27th, 2023


Hamilton Higher School’s Science Olympiad group won initially spot for the fifth year in a row and Corvallis Middle School’s Science Olympiad group won initially spot in the middle college category at the Montana state tournament in Bozeman on March eight.

The teams will travel to the National Science Olympiad competitors in Wichita, Kansas, starting May perhaps 20.

“These children hold impressing me year right after year.” said HHS Coach Vanessa Haflich. “I do not know how they do it.”

Haflich has been the head HHS science coach for two years and was the assistant coach the year just before.   

“The students have a tremendous operate ethic and attitude and wish to understand their occasion and compete,” Haflich stated. “It is so exciting to see this year right after year. For seniors, this is their fifth year as well. They won this in eighth grade as well, so this is quite cool. We’re excited to see what we do at nationals.”

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Capitol Higher (Helena) placed second and Corvallis Higher College placed third in the higher college competitors.

“That’s a cool issue that we are competing against AA schools also,” Haflich stated. “Our JV group scored 10th all round as well.”

The HHS SO group is comprised of seven seniors, 3 juniors and 5 sophomores. Final results are Fern Stewart and Em Courchesne – 2nd in Create It Do It Haven Osher Rightsell and Bryn Cianflone – 2nd in Scrambler Ben Busa and Nathan Schwartz – 1st in Fermi Fern Stewart, Sophia Lewanski and Em Courchesne – 1st in Experimental Style Conner Reed and Zsomi Kari  – 1st in Detector Developing Cole Kimzey and Zsomi Kari – 2nd in Code Busters Avery Stevens and Kiera Judy – 2nd in Chem Lab Elaina Lewis and Eleri Wheat – 3rd in Cell Biology Matt Ochoa and Makenna Gunderson – 1st in Trajectory Brooklyn Brown and Emma Hollingsworth – 3rd in Bridge and Zsomi Kari and Sierra Berry – 3rd in Astronomy.

Haflich explained that for Montana, HHS competes in 14 events but will add nine far more to have a total of 23 events for national competitions.

“The children will understand extra events,” Haflach stated. “Most states compete with 23 events all year. I currently have children popping in at lunch or in the course of my prep period wanting to go more than SO components. I’m ordering far more supplies. There is a lot of excitement with the group suitable now. It is going to be a whirlwind of a spring.”

The HHS SO group has not been capable to travel due to the pandemic and has competed in national tournaments on the web for the previous 3 years.

“We are traveling this year, this is well–earned,” Haflich stated. “We haven’t traveled in 3 years and are fundraising. We’ll need to have to purchase plane tickets in the subsequent two weeks.”

Haflich stated the HHS SO group has completed some fundraising more than the years, but the costs of travel, registration, lodging, meals and other costs have gone up.

“Depending on flights we’re seeking to raise $ten,000 to $18,000 based on exactly where we fly out of,” she stated. “We do not have time to raise income. It is a hard time of the year. Our national tournament is at the similar time as a lot of our divisional sports events and that tends to make it tougher. Little ones may perhaps have to make challenging alternatives.”

If any person or company would like to donate to the Hamilton Higher College Science Olympiad group make contact with Haflich at HHS, 406–375–6060 or send donations to HHS SO, 327 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, MT 59840.

Corvallis Middle School’s Science Olympiad group earned initially spot in the Montana competitors, in the middle college category.

CMS Coaches Darcie Herbstritt and Jenifer Powell stated they are pleased with their group, have funds to raise and have a lot of preparations to make.

“Each of [the SO competitors] will in all probability be adding a further occasion,” Powell stated. “We’ll be studying, fundraising and hopefully getting a couple of far more mentors. All the sports are going we have softball, baseball, track so they are attempting to juggle. This is our initially national tournament in 3 years.”

CMS has 15 varsity group members and ten junior varsity competitors.

CMS SO Varsity placings are Jeremy Davidson and Kelly Hart – 1st in Meteorology Jeremy Davidson and Cooper Gividen – 2nd in Rocks &amp Minerals Taylor Andersen and Myla Cooper – 2nd in Crime Busters Martin Sims and Tucker Werhane – 3rd in Crave the Wave Ayla Middleton and Micah Watters – 3rd in Solar Technique Samantha Royce and  Micah Watters – 3rd in Illness Detectives Taylor Andersen and Kaelyn Sanchez – 4th in Anatomy &amp Physiology Bode Middleton, Martin Sims and Cooper Gividen – 4th in Codebusters Cooper Gividen and Tucker Werhane – 4th in Road Scholar Bode Middleton and Ayla Middleton – 4th in Wheeled Automobile Kirsten Race and Kelly Hart – 4th in Create It/ Do It Anya Hammill and Reilly Nelson – 8th in Bridges Anya Hammill, Kristen Race and Kaelyn Sanchez – 14th in Experimental Style and Myla Cooper and Reilly Nelson – 20th in Forestry.

“I’m nonetheless a small shell–shocked from winning the state championship,” CMS eighth-grade SO member Tucker Werhane stated. “Nationals will be quite fascinating. It will be exciting traveling that far with a college group. I appreciate math and science and am thinking of a profession in astronautical engineering. I need to have a lot of math and science. It is fundamentally operating outdoors the earth’s atmosphere and there is a lot of physics in that.”

“It’s just definitely nerve–wracking,” CMS SO seventh-grade member Kirsten Race stated. “There are bigger schools from bigger states. They have a bigger pool of students with far more strenuous choosing for their teams. I’m just sort of scared. [My event] ‘Write It / Do It’ has taught me to hold calm below stress.”

HHS and CMS strategy to do some fundraising and travel collectively for the National Science Olympiad competitors in Wichita, Kansas, which starts on May perhaps 20.

The coaches of the two teams know each and every other effectively. HHS Coach Vanessa Bleibtrey Haflich was a first–grade student in the initially year CMS Coach Jennifer Powell taught.

Send donations for to the Corvallis Middle College Science Olympiad group to CMS SO, Corvallis College District #1, 1151 Eastside Highway, Corvallis, MT 59828.

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