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Boyceville High School 4th at State for Record 10th Year in Row, Middle School 5th

 MILWAUKEE – Boyceville High School’s Science Olympiad team earned medals in 16 out of 23 events at the state tournament this past weekend in Milwaukee, smashing the school record of 15 set in 2012 and repeated in 2017, on their way to a fourth place overall finish. Boyceville also earned five state championship gold medals, second most among all teams. Boyceville High School is now only the third team in state history to finish in the top four at the state tournament for 10 consecutive years (joining Menomonie and Madison West). 

Boyceville Middle School earned medals in 12 out of 23 events and a school record four state championship gold medals on their way to a fifth place overall finish, scoring under 200 points at state for only the third time in school history. 

In addition, both the middle school and high school teams won the Spirit Award, given to the school in each division that best demonstrates the core principles of Science Olympiad, including sportsmanship, team collaboration, and team spirit as voted on by event supervisors. Boyceville is the only school district to have both their middle school and high school teams win the spirit award at the state tournament, and this is the second time it has happened (also in 2016). 

State Championships were earned by senior Rian Corr and freshman Nathan Corr in Electric Wright Stuff, senior Casey Owen and sophomore Cade Klefstad in both Towers and Mission Possible, junior Mark Timper and sophomore Caitlyn Pelikan in WiFi Lab, sophomores Ana Evenson, Jasmine Windsor, and Pelikan in Experimental Design, freshmen Brady Helland and Connor Sempf in three events: Battery Buggy, Towers, and Wright Stuff, and eighth graders Elijah Farrell and Logan Windsor in Mystery Architecture. 

A state runner-up silver medal was earned by senior Brennan Wheeldon and Jasmine Windsor in Forensics. 

Bronze medals were earned by senior Jason Swanepoel and sophomore Noelle Wheeldon in Rocks & Minerals, senior Emmett Kapsner, Timper, and Rian Corr in Protein modeling, Corr and Corr in Mousetrap Vehicle, Evenson, Pelikan, and Noelle Wheeldon in Picture This, freshman Grace Edlin and sixth grader Peter Wheeldon in Ping Pong Parachute, freshman Tanner Anderson and eighth grader Luke Becker in Solar System, eighth graders Ella Holden, Shiloh Wheeldon, and Kayden Benson in Experimental Design, and eighth graders John Klefstad and Preston Coombs in Towers. 

Fourth place medals were earned by senior Alexis Meixner and sophomore Emma Bygd in WiFi Lab, Helland and Sempf in both Anatomy & Physiology and Road Scholar, Helland and Luke Becker in Meteorology, and Edlin and Luke Becker in Rocks & Minerals. 

Fifth place medals were earned by Kapsner and Owen in Hovercraft, senior Lee Bolduc and sophomore Rachel Becker in Towers, Benson and Shiloh Wheeldon in Potions & Poisons, and John Klefstad and Coombs in Battery Buggy. 

Sixth place medals were earned by senior Marissa Dormanen and Timper in Anatomy & Physiology, Kapsner and Swanepoel in Astronomy, Swanepoel and Noelle Wheeldon in Dynamic Planet, Noelle Wheeldon and Rian Corr in Ecology, Swanepoel and Jasmine Windsor in Remote Sensing, and sophomore Steven Rasmussen and Bygd in Electric Wright Stuff. 

“This is one of the hardest working teams I have ever had.” said Boyceville Head Coach Andy Hamm. “Our students worked tirelessly since October studying their events, building and testing their devices, and to see all of that hard work pay off was inspiring. To win the spirit award again makes me so proud of all of our students and their high character and class. I am so proud of this group’s accomplishments and it is sad to see all of our seniors move on, but they have really left their mark in a positive way on Boyceville Science Olympiad.” 

Boyceville appreciates the Hostetter Family and the entire Boyceville Community and School District for their support of the Science Olympiad program in Boyceville this season. Boyceville Science Olympiad is coached by Andy Hamm, Jenna Willi, and Steve Duerst. 

Final Results of the 2018 Wisconsin 

High School Science Olympiad State Tournament 

1. Madison West 61 

2. Menomonie 91 

3. Marquette Univ HS 123 

4. Boyceville 147 

5. Marshfield 150 

6. Medford 154 

7. Racine Prairie 218 

8. Belleville 307 

9. Bloomer 368 

10. Slinger 370 

11. Sheboygan North 383 

12. Wausau West 386 

13. Brookfield Central 405 

14. Cambridge 414 

15. Denmark 414 

16. Marshall 438 

17. Platteville 452 

18. Madison Edgewood 469 

19. Oregon 475 

20. Evansville 478 

21. Madison La Follette 489 

22. New Richmond 490 

23. Verona 512 

24. Kenosha Indian Trail 516 

25. Brookfield East 529 

26. DC Everest 537 

27. Shell Lake 538 

28. Lakeland Union 542 

29. Beloit Turner 542 

30. Elk Mound 574 

31. Middleton 581 

32. Waunakee 586 

33. Baldwin-Woodville 596 

34. St. Croix Central 600 

35. Chilton 624 

36. Osseo-Fairchild 635 

37. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 637 

38. Madison Memorial 643 

39. West Allis Nathan Hale 646 

40. Chippewa Falls 672 

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Final Results of the 2018 Wisconsin Middle School Science Olympiad State Tournament 

1. Madison Hamilton 46 

2. Menomonie 125 

3. Waunakee 151 

4. Madison Eagle 159 

5. Boyceville 176 

6. Hudson 227 

7. Sparta STEM 239 

8. Platteville 258 

9. Verona Badger Ridge 287 

10. Cambridge Nikolay 304 

11. Evansville JC McKenna 309 

12. Marshall 339 

13. Mount Horeb 344 

14. Campbellsport 344 

15. Lake Country 346 

16. Hartford Central 363 

17. Shorewood 370 

18. Monroe 409 

19. Harborside Academy 436 

20. Beloit McNeel 460 

21. Eleva Strum 489 

22. Antigo All Saints Cath 495 

23. Tomah 497 

24. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 502 

25. Monona Grove GD 506 

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