Holy Name teams compete in Science Olympiad

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A team of middle school students from Holy Name Catholic School were among the 14 middle and high school teams from throughout the Upper Peninsula to take part in the annual Science Olympiad that took place on the campus of Northern Michigan University on Feb. 9. This is Holy Name’s first participation in the Science Olympiad. The team was coached by eighth-grade science teacher, Amy Chartier. The Science Olympiad competition emphasizes hands-on science learning, with students showing their knowledge on various topics ranging from astronomy, heredity, forestry, life science, rocks and minerals, technical writing and water quality. Taking part in the event were: from left front, Garrett McMillan, Riley Ross, Laura Hallfrisch, Garek Dyszel, Rushil Kasetty, and Luke LaFave. In back are: Janel LaPalm, David Gestwicki, C J Barron, Coach Chartier, Jon Perrault, and Dylan Bernson. Jon Perrault and Janel LaPalm took first place in the event, “Write It; Do It.” Seventh-graders, Luke LaFave and Rushil Kasetty took third place in the “Reach for the Stars” event. Third-place winners in the “Water Quality” event were eighth-graders, David Gestwicki and C J Barron.