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OHS Science Olympiad Students Qualify for State Tournament

On Feb. 18, two Ozark Science Olympiad teams spent the day at Missouri State University and competed in 23 events against 16 local schools in the Springfield area. They placed in the top four of all schools in attendance, qualifying for the state competition, and medaling in 11 of the 16 events.  


“Students go way beyond their normal science courses to study for this competition and build contraptions to test against other schools,” OHS Science Olympiad Sponsor Rebekah Jenkins said. “They love science and the challenges inherent in these events. It is awesome to facilitate learning in this nontraditional capacity.” 


These students will now prepare for the state competition, which is in April.


Below is a list of results from the competition: 


  • Anatomy and Physiology: Nathaniel Bottarel and Bella Blair -  3rd place 

  • Bridge: Nathaniel Bottarel and Trevor Carlton - 1st place

  • Bridge: Rachel Divine and Kendall Nelson - 2nd place

  • Codebusters: Kaetryn Oliver, Iggy Lipton, and Riley Stowers - 3rd place

  • Detector Building: Rachel Divine and Nate Martin - 4th place

  • Disease Detectives: Bella Blair and Rylee Gardner - 3rd place

  • Disease Detectives: Abbey Reichert and Nate Martin - 4th place

  • Forensics: Olivia Southard and Kelli Nelson - 2nd place

  • Forestry: Olivia Southard and Kelli Nelson - 3rd place

  • Green Generation: Caleb Hays and Hayden Londeen - 3rd place 

  • It's About Time: Caleb Hays and Hayden Londeen - 3rd place

  • Remote Sensing: Peyton Watson - 4th place

  • Write It Do It: Iggy Lipton and Kaetryn Oliver - 1st place 


Other Team Members: 


  • Isaac Jenkins

  • Maggie Kropf

  • Bella Hill

  • Bonnie Bonucchi

  • Jean Schnakenberg

  • Zia Tate

  • Elliyana Adkins

  • Albani Ibbetson

  • Kaitlyn Houghton

  • Sierra Thompson

  • Bee Hembree