Oakdale Joint Unified School District was well represented on Saturday, April 8 at the 20th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad. Students from Cloverland, Fair Oaks, Magnolia and Sierra View elementary schools were among the 450 elementary student participants.
OJUSD as a whole medaled in 10 of the 17 hosted events, bringing home a total hardware count of 13 teams finishing in the top five.
The following is the list of winners by event and campus:
Deep Blue Sea: Fourth Place - Alicia Clark and Jaiden Brown.
Crime Busters: First Place - Brooke Hayden and Jessica Birchall; Elements: Fifth Place - Daphnie Rushing and Taylor Hay; Knock Knock Who’s There?: Second Place - Luke McKinley and Sofia Rios; Leaf and Tree: Fourth Place - Taylor Hay and Audrey Healy; Picture This: First Place - Kate Brown, Payton Avila and Carter Franca; Straw Egg Drop: Second Place - Tyler Mercer and Riley Miller.
Catapult: Fourth Place - Jessica Garcia and Madelyn Hammond; Picture This: Fifth Place - Emma Frazer and Cole Kirschner; Write It/Do It: Second Place - Logan Thomas and Jackson Hammond.
Circuit Wizardry: Second Place - Mason Oliveira and Catherine Davis; Knock Knock Who’s There: First Place - Jackson Taylor and Hayley Kuppens; Straw Egg Drop: Third Place - Donnie Graham and Daniel Campbell.
The annual event was sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), E. & J. Gallo Winery and the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County.