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University plays host to science olympiad

February 5, 2016

More than 900 students representing 34 high schools from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota competed in the fifth annual Science Olympiad competition at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Jan. 23.

The event featured 61 teams competing in all 23 National Science Olympiad events as well as five trial events specific to Wisconsin. Team trophies were awarded to the top four teams in both the large and small school division (based on school size).

A team from Menomonie High School took top honors in the large team competition with teams from Mounds View (Minn.) High School, Wayzata (Minn.) High School and Eden Prairie (Minn.) High School placing second, third and fourth, respectively.

Medford Area Senior High School won the small team competition, followed by teams from Boyceville, Delano (Minn.), and Orono (Minn.) high schools, respectively.

Medals were awarded to the top four finishers in both divisions in all 28 events in the tournament.