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Three Elk Grove Unified Schools Receive Regional and State Recognitions

ELK GROVE, Calif. –  April 23, 2019 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) congratulates T.R. Smedberg middle school and Pleasant Grove and Sheldon high school student scientists for placing 18th, 11th and 12th respectively in the Northern California Science Olympiad State Tournament that recognizes students for a wide variety of skills. The EGUSD teams competed against 25 other teams at the tournament held on April 6, 2019.

While some events require knowledge of scientific facts and concepts, others rely on science process skills or applications. This ensures that everyone can participate, including students from technology classes or advanced science classes.

Prior to the State Competition, a total of four EGUSD schools competed in the March 2, 2019 Sacramento Regional Competition, which comprised 34 local high school and 23 middle school teams. Only the top 4 teams in the high school and middle school categories continued to the State Competition, which were T.R. Smedberg, Pleasant Grove and Sheldon teams.

 

Pleasant Grove High School

Awards: 3rd Place – Regionals / 11th Place – State
Coaches Jon Wehner, Carly Grima, Kathleen Kennedy, Stephen Pehrson
Students Regional Awards State Awards
MaryClaire Allen 1st Place Designer Genes;
2nd Place Water Quality;
2nd Place Dynamic Planet;
3rd Place Experimental Design;
4th Place Water Quality
Ryan Bahn 1st Place Circuit Lab;
2nd Place Thermodynamics
5th Place Circuit Lab
Jason Huang 2nd Place Mission Possible;
4th Place Fossils;
4th Place Mousetrap Vehicle
 
Paige Hughie 3rd Place Forensics;
4th Place Sounds of Music
 
Daniel Kim 2nd Place Protein Modeling;
2nd Place Disease Detectives
 
Samuel Kim 2nd Place Protein Modeling  
Thomas La 2nd Place Disease Detectives;
2nd Place Thermodynamics
 
Nathan Lai 2nd Place Mission Possible;
4th Place Mousetrap Vehicle
 
Henry Lam 4th Place Fossils  
Isabelle Lao-Ngo 3rd Place Write it Do It;
3rd Place Forensics;
4th Place Sounds of Music
4th Place Forensics
Surina Marwaha 2nd Place Dynamic Planet;
3rd Place Write It Do It;
3rd Place Experimental Design
 
Simon Sung 1st Place Circuit Lab;
2nd Place Protein Modeling;
3rd Place Experimental Design
5th Place Circuit Lab
Alena Yang 1st Place Designer Genes;
2nd Place Water Quality
4th Place Water Quality
Danika Pham   4th Place Forensics
 
Sheldon High School Awards: 2nd Place – Regionals / 12th Place – State
Coaches Kelli Kosney, Arlene Laurison, Bob Fendall, Jenny Cuccinello, Rick Uyeyama, Christine Martin
Students Regional Awards State Awards
Vinh Bui 3rd Place Water Quality;
5th Place Anatomy and Physiology
7th Place Water Quality;
9th Place Anatomy and Physiology
Conner Chandara 2nd Place Experimental Design;
4th Place Wright Stuff
9th Place Wright Stuff
Brandon Chu 2nd Place Experimental Design;
4th Place Wright Stuff;
5th Place Designer Genes
8th Place Designer Genes;
9th Place Wright Stuff
Elizabeth Flores 2nd Place Sound of Music 8th Place Dynamic Planet;
10th Place Sound of Music
Anna Guzman 2nd Place Write It Do It;
3rd Place Water Quality
4th Place Codebusters;
5th Place Protein Modeling
6th Place Codebusters;
7th Place Water Quality;
8th Place Dynamic Planet
Nicole Hoang 2nd Place Fermi Questions;
2nd Place Forensics
8th Place Fermi Questions
Vivian Kim 2nd Place Astronomy;
2nd Place Geomapping
11th Place Geomapping
Chen Liang 1st Place Chem Lab;
2nd Place Fermi Questions
3rd Place Chemistry Lab;
8th Place Fermi Questions
Tracy Ly 2nd Place Astronomy;
2nd Place Geomapping;
2nd Place Write It Do It;
5th Place Designer Genes
8th Place Designer Genes;
11th Place Geomapping
Kamille Maningding 1st Place Herpetology;
1st Place Chem Lab;
5th Place Protein Modeling
3rd Place Chemistry Lab;
7th Place Herpetology
Melanie Nguyen 2nd Place Forensics;
4th Place Codebusters
6th Place Codebusters
Chris Sousa 5th Place Protein Modeling;
5th Place Anatomy and Physiology
9th Place Anatomy and Physiology
Michele Truong 2nd Place Experimental Design;
2nd Place Sound of Music
10th Place Sound of Music
Skyler Wong 1st Place Herpetology;
4th Place Codebusters
6th Place Codebusters;
7th Place Herpetology
 
T.R. Smedberg Middle School / Sheldon High School (7th – 9th grade team) Awards: 5th Place – Regionals / 18th Place – State
Coaches Johnathon Sample, Kelli Kosney, Rich Uyeyama, and Jenny Cuccinello
Students Regional Awards State Awards
Thomas Guzman 2nd Place Crime Busters;
4th Place Game On
4th Place Crime Busters;
6th Place Herpetology
Rylie Kosney 2nd Place Crime Busters;
4th Place Potions and Poisons
4th Place Crime Busters;
6th Place Herpetology;
10th Place Potions and Poisons
Kyle Trinh 2nd Place Battery Buggy;
3rd Place Density Lab;
3rd Place EXD
10th Place Density Lab

About National Science Olympiad

The National Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education and increasing student interest in science. The Science Olympiad has been on the cutting edge of educational innovations for twenty-eight years. These innovations include an emphasis on high academic standards; demonstration of skills through performance testing; learning through hands-on, minds-on activities; cooperative learning through events which require teamwork; improved self-concept through success in achieving high standards; mastery learning of core curriculum goals and objectives; making applications and connections to the real world; and integrating not only the disciplines of science but the entire spectrum of learning.

 

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInYouTube and Eventbrite.

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