Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad Team Shines at Invitational

The Middle School North Science Olympiad team had a long, but fantastic day at the Rockford Christian Invitational.  They participated in 22 different events.  They won first place in Meteorology and Wright Stuff in Varsity, second place in Rocks and Minerals, and third place in Thermodynamics along with other medal placements.  Junior Varsity won first place in Anatomy Mystery Architecture, Rocks and Minerals, Wright Stuff and Thermodynamics, second place in Ecology, Experimental Design, Wright Stuff and Meteorology, and third place in Dynamic Planet and Roller Coaster, plus many other placements.

MN Science Olympiad Team Captures 7th Place!

HMN Science Olympiad Team captures 7th place in the Illinois Science Olympiad Competition!

Hawthorn Middle North School (HMN) competed in the Illinois Science Olympiad State Competition on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  The Science Olympiad Varsity team competed against 44 of the best middle schools in Illinois in 23 individual science events.  HMN achieved 7th place overall, winning medals in 6 out of the 23 individual events.  As a team, HMN placed in the top 10 in 16 of the events, which helped to secure our overall team placement.  The Varsity team’s medal winners were:

  • Sophia L. and Yulia K., 1st place Rocks & Minerals
  • Nikhil M. and Anmol P., 1st place in Metric Mastery
  • Hayden L. and Yulia K., 3rd place in Rotor Egg Drop
  • Kevin D., Lou H., and Alex Z., 4th place in Experimental Design
  • Rithva R. and Kelly Z., 4th place in Heredity
  • Sophia L. and Yulia K., 4th place Dynamic Planet

Congratulations to our Varsity team members:

Hiba A., Neel C., Kevin D., Cassidy GD., Lou H., Trinity H., Yulia K., Hayden L., Sophia L., Nikhil M., Ryan M., Anmol P., Rithva R., Kelly Z., and Alex Z..


A big thanks to all our teacher, parent and VHHS student coaches under the leadership of Mr. Shearer, and Monica Lau!  Every week our coaches engaged the students in teamwork problem solving and hands-on aspects of science concepts including genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.  The coaches’ leadership and guidance combined with the students’ enthusiasm and dedication were the winning combination to the team’s success.  HMN triumphed in bringing science to life!

Here are some photos from the event: