MARQUETTE – Holy Name Catholic School students participated in the annual Science Olympiad Tournament at the Seaborg Science Complex on the campus of Northern Michigan University on Saturday, Feb. 21.
Holy Name Catholic School Science Olympiad Team members Rachel Bessonen and Renee Perrault placed first in the “Bio-Process Lab” event.
Team members Thomas Mayville and Gregory Chenier took second place in the “Robo Cross” event. And, team members Caleb Ouwinga and Logan Burrows placed third in the “Entomology” category.
About 325 middle school and high school students throughout the Upper Peninsula compete each year in 46 different Science Olympiad events. Science Olympiad competitions have been sponsored by the Glenn T. Seaborg Center Mathematics and Science Center at NMU since 1987. More than 125 volunteers make the event possible.
The Science Olympiad competition emphasizes hands-on science learning, with students showing their knowledge on various topics such as anatomy, heredity, forestry, life science, robotics, bridge building, rocks and minerals, the Solar System, entomology, and water quality.