Science Olympiad


Bonnie Konopka, Reporter

      This Saturday, January 28, Belvidere North’s Science Olympiad team competed in the Crystal Lake invitational.

     The team competed against over 40 schools, and won a total of 10 medals in the A division. Those medals include four first place medals,  in which they won Astronomy, Disease Detectives, Helicopters and Rocks and Minerals. They also won a second place medal in Electric Vehicle, three third place medals in Hydrogeology, Towers and Forensics, and two fourth place medals in Rocks and Minerals and Wind Power.

     “I felt so proud of us. We did a great as a team. As a whole we put in a lot of great work and effort, and I can’t wait to see what we have in store for the rest of the season,” said Olivia Kersten (‘19).

     Kersten won first place in Disease Detectives this weekend along with her partner Bonnie Konopka (‘19).

     Isaac Miranda (‘18) and Andre Miranda (‘17), who competed in Astronomy for the JV team won first place overall for both the A and AA division in their event.

    “I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my brother Isaac. He put a lot of time into studying and preparation,” said Andre Miranda.

     The Science Olympiad team has been putting a lot of time and effort into studying for their upcoming competitions and hope their preparation will help them continue to do well. They are competing again this weekend at the Huntley invitational on February 4th, and are looking forward to performing well and having another successful meet. Their goal for this season is to perform well at the regional competition and qualify for state.