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The top three teams remained the same, but this year there was a new champion in the Science Olympiad state high school tournament Saturday at University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Madison West totaled 54 points to top Menomonie, which had 57. Last year, Menomonie took first with Madison West second. Boyceville had 97 points to take third place for the second straight year.
Madison West advances to the national tournament in May at the University of Central Florida.
Science Olympiad competitions consist of teams of 15 students competing in 25 events. A portion of the events is rotated each year to reflect the changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.
Madison West was first in seven categories and second in six others. Menomonie Maroon was first in six events and second in four.
Also in the top 10, in order, among the 54 teams entered were:
- Medford Red
- Mount Horeb
- Nathan Hale
The event was hosted by the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at UW-Stout. Dozens of faculty, students and staff helped coordinate the competition at the Memorial Student Center, Jarvis Hall and Micheels Hall.
For more information go to http://wisconsinso.org.