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Students Shine At Elementary Science Olympiad
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Magnolia Elementary students Andy Wong, left, and Logan Thomas as they prepare to launch their entry in the Propeller Propulsion event during the 19th Annual Elementary School Science Olympiad.

Earlier this month, young science enthusiasts gathered at Walnut Elementary School in Turlock for the 19th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad, hosted through the Stanislaus County Office of Education.

Oakdale elementary schools did their fair share of award winning, showing promise for future academic success. Medals were awarded to the following schools in individual categories:

Cloverland: Bridge Building, Third Place; Fair Oaks: Bridge Building, First Place; Circuit Wizardry, Second Place; Metric Estimania, Third Place; Propeller Propulsion, Third Place and Starry Starry Night, Fourth Place.

Magnolia: Circuit Wizardry, First Place and Orienteering, First Place; Sierra View: Food Web/Owl Pellets, First Place; Metric Estimania, Fourth Place and Orienteering, Fifth Place.

Cloverland Science Olympiad Coach Jon Blanc shared it was the first year in over six years that the elementary school sent a team to the event. The 18-student member team had dedicated numerous after school hours, Blanc stated, in preparation for the day’s events.

“Science Olympiad was an amazing event for our students,” Cloverland Principal Larry Bonds said. “The competition provided Cloverland students the experience of competing with other students from throughout our county and the opportunity to learn and explore in the process.”

Close to 450 students representing 20 elementary schools from throughout the region participated in the event.