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Sending Science Olympiad to States!

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September 24, 2020 – What is Science Olympiad?

Do you like hands-on learning? Getting to know new people? How about some competition mixed in? If that sounds like fun, come visit in room B128 and try it out! Science Olympiad is all about trying new things and experimenting. It’s a great environment and group of people, and it’s always a fun way to experience the hands-on side of science. The first meeting was on 9/23, so if you’re interested and haven’t already, talk to Dr. Colicchio about joining the SO google classroom. Further updates on everything SO will be there.

January 18, 2020 Kenston Tournament


January 18, 2020 Kenston Tournament

Kenston Middle School and Kenston High School both placed 7th overall in their divisions. Placing for Kenston High School included:

Anatomy & Physiology (2nd); Louis Polien and Viktoryia Taran
Circuit Lab (8th); Mac & Nathan Snyder
Designer Genes (6th); Emma Smith & Maddie Worsdall
Disease Detectives (5th & 6th); Leah Jarmolowicz, Amelia Witmer-Rich, Johnny Martino, Tyler Larkin
Dynamic Planet (6th); Andrew Lauer & Leah Jarmolowicz
Experimental Design (3rd); Leah Jarmolowicz, Anna Ortner, Nathan Snyder
Forensics (5th); Alex Ensign, Sam Gulas
Fossils (4th); Johnny Martino & Tyler Larkin
Geo Mapping (2nd); Tucker Eshelman & Andrew Lauer
Machines (8th); Mac Snyder
Ornithology (4th & 3rd); Emma Smith, Maddie Worsdall, Jessie Kirschman, Hannah Yakovac
Ping Pong Parachute (4th); Robert Sunderhaft & Mac Snyder
Water Quality (4th & 3rd); Alexa Busby, Amelia Witmer-Rich, Maddie Worsdall
Wright Stuff (6th); Alex Ensign & Sam Gulas

Related: Photo Gallery

September 9, 2019

The first Science Olympiad informational meeting for students and parents will be Thursday, September 26th at 6:30pm in B128. See Mrs. Colicchio in B128 if you are unable to attend.

February 25, 2019

Congratulations to the KHS Science Olympiad team. They placed 6th this past weekend at the Mentor Regional Invitational, missing a state bid by 11 points. Many individual awards were noted, including: Mac and Nathan Snyder-6th in Wright Stuff; Andrew Lauer, Jessie Kirschman, and Nya Ku-5th in Codebusters; Andrew Lauer and Hannah Yakovac-3rd in Herpetology; Nya Ku and Amelia Witmer-Rich-6th in Water Quality; Jessie Kirschman and Tyler Larkin-5th in Write It, Do It; and Mac Snyder and Robert Sunderhaft-6th in Mission Possible.

Best wishes to the KMS team that will be competing at Ohio State in April.

October 5, 2019

Kenston Invitational Registration is now closed! 

September 22, 2018

Science Olympiad will begin meeting next week. Drop in room B131 on Tuesday or Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 PM or Tuesday or Thursday from 6:45 to 8:45 PM. If you did not join the Google Classroom, see posters for the code. If you are in the classroom, please fill out the survey. Lastly, forms were passed out at the parent meeting and are posted in classroom. Forms are due to Coach Wilk by October 5th.

September 10, 2018

Student Meeting in Homeroom on Monday 9/17

Do you like to build things? Figure out how things work? Do you like thinking outside of the box? Science Olympiad might just be for you. An informational meeting will be held during homeroom on Monday, 9/17. Join Coach Wilk and former team members in Room B131. Please stop into your homeroom to let your teacher know you will be attending. A list of attendees will be provided to all staff at the end of the meeting.

Parent Meeting on Tuesday 9/18 @ 7 PM in B131

Please join Coach Wilk and Coach Koscics as they outline the 2018-2019 Science Olympiad Season. Bring calendars to check dates for invitationals, regionals, and states. Informational will go out during the student meeting and will need to be returned at the parent meeting. Please contact the coaches at khs.so@kenstonapps.org with questions.

February 24, 2018

A hearty congratulations goes out to the Kenston High School Science Olympiad team who edged out Mayfield this weekend in Regional Competition, earning a spot at the State Finals at OSU in April.

The following KHS students placed in their respective events.
Astronomy, 4th place-the out of this world team of Andrew Lauer and Barbora Ptackova
Rocks and Minerals, 5th place-the sibling duo of Betsy and Anna Ortner
Optics, 3rd place-the dynamic duo of Ryan Sauder and Ethan Brinkman-Sull
Helicopter, 5th place-master flyers Alex Akers and Mac Snyder
Ecology, 4th place-Earthwise Betsy Ortner and Emma Gross
Remote Sensing, 6th place-the savvy duo of Ethan Brinkman-Sull and Barbora Ptackova
Towers, 6th place -Building Master Emma Gross and Justin Kovach

Kenston Science Olympiad Tournament

1/13 Kenston Science Olympiad Tournament; Photos | Results

February 3, 2018

Congratulations goes out the the KHS Science Olympiad team. In a field of 66 schools, coming from as far away as Wisconsin, Kentucky, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, as well as locally, the team placed 29th out of 66. The team continues to work hard in preparation for the upcoming Mentor Invitational and Regionals later this month.

Please congratulate the KMS Science Olympiad teams for placing 13th and 31th out of a field of 46 teams at the Solon Invitational on Saturday.

The following Freshmen students received awards in their respective events.
8th place Disease Detectives, Johnny Martino
7th place Microbe Mission, Amelia Witmer-Rich
5th place Write it do it, Jay DeCaro
3rd place Road Scholar, William Skladany

January 6, 2018

Science Olympiad braved the subzero temperatures to compete at the Westlake Invitational this past Saturday. Betsy Ortner and Emma Gross brought home some bling, medaling in 3rd place for Ecology. The team, as a whole finished in the middle of the pack out of 53. The dedication, positive attitudes, and support for each other and the middle school team made the day even better! This weekend has us on our home turf for the KENSTON INVITATIONAL.

Science Olympiad

September 18, 2017

Science Olympiad will be having this year’s kick-off meeting on Wednesday, September 27th. Parents and students are invited to attend. Join us in room B131 from 7-8 pm, where Coach Wilk will outline the upcoming season.

Post-Northeast Ohio Regional Science Olympiad Tournament

A big Bomber congratulation goes out to the high school Science Olympiad team for finishing sixth in the region and earning the right to compete among the 40 best teams in the state at The Ohio State University on April 1st… Our state qualifying team received top 10 honors in 17 of the 23 events this past weekend at Case Western Reserve’s Northeastern Ohio Regional Science Olympiad Tournament… Individual accolades go out to the following participants for finishing in the top five at their respective events…

3rd Place-Chemistry Lab: Evan Frank & Jackie Jeromin
4th Place-Invasive Species: Anna Snyder & Ryan Sauder
4th Place-Wind Power: Ryan Sauder & Ethan Brinkman
5th Place- Optics: Fred Fikter & Ryan Sauder


Pre-Northeast Ohio Regional Science Olympiad Tournament

Kenston High School and Kenston Middle School Science Olympiad teams will compete for a spot on the states roster. The top 6 teams from the northeast Ohio high schools and middle schools will proceed to states. Wish the Kenston High school and Middle school Science Olympiad teams good luck for this Saturday’s regional tournament at Case Western University.

Science Olympiad Coach

2/11 Mentor Science Olympiad Tournament

This Saturday, the Kenston High School Science Olympiad team placed 12th out of 53 teams at the Mentor High School Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament. The team placed in 7 of the 23 events. These are the team members who placed:

Evan Frank & Jackie Jeromin / Astronomy 7th place
Betsy Ortner & Evan Frank / Ecology 6th place
Sam Kiley & Ryan Sauder / Electric Vehicle 7th place
Anna Snyder, Jackie Jeromin & Alex Laidman / Experimental Design 5th place
Amber Wallgren & Savanna Fee /Microbe Mission 7th place
Fred Fikter & Ryan Sauder / Optics 7th place
Betsy Ortner & Kevin Edwards / Rocks & Minerals 8th place



1/14 Kenston Science Olympiad Tournament Photos
On Saturday, 76 teams and 1,200 students with 500 coaches and parents invaded Kenston for the 9th annual Kenston Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament. Congratulations to the C Division Kenston Science Olympiad Team for finishing 11th place overall. The following participants earned awards: 1st place in Optics – Fred Fikter & Ryan Sauder; 3rd place in Ecology- Evan Frank & Betsy Ortner; 8th place in Rocks & Minerals- Betsy Ortner & Kevin Edwards.

Kenston Science Olympiad Results

January 13, 2018

SO Scoring

Kenston High School Summary

In Division C, 27 Teams participated we fielded 2 teams (one of them a partial team).
Dynamic Planet 8th Place
Ecology 4th and 7th places
Forensics 2nd Place
Helicopters 7th Place
Microbe Mission 5th and 7th places
Mission Possible 4th Place
Optics 1st Place
Rocks & Minerals 4th Place
Towers 6th Place
Write it Do It 4th Place
Overall we achieved 13th and 15th places.

Besides the many parents and other volunteers who helped out, I’d like to acknowledge the five alumni who stepped in to run events:
Evan Frank
Rachel Sauder
Stephen Kocsis
Mitchel Babej
Fred Fikter

Middle School Results

10th Mentor Shore
9th Kenston
8th Seton. Catholic
7th Kenston
6th Mentor Shore
5th Chardon
4th Mentor Memorial
3rd Tower
2nd Solon
1st Solon

Top Ten at States!

April 10, 2016 Mr. Solitro [Science Olympiad Head Coach] Mr. Rutana [Science Olympiad Asst. Coach] The Kenston High School Science Olympiad Team is back as one of the top ten teams in the state of Ohio.  The team placed tenth at the State Tournament last Saturday, April 9th.  The State Tournament was held at the… Continue Reading

Twelve for Twelve: KHS qualifies for States!

February 22, 2016 Mr. Solitro [Science Olympiad Head Coach] Mr. Rutana [Science Olympiad Asst. Coach] The Kenston High School Science Olympiad Team placed sixth overall and qualified fourth for the State Tournament at the Case Western Reserve University Regional Tournament on Saturday, February 20. This is the twelfth time Kenston has qualified for the State Tournament in its… Continue Reading

Mentor Invitational

February 14th, 2016 Mr. Solitro [Science Olympiad Head Coach] Mr. Rutana [Science Olympiad Asst. Coach] The Kenston High School Science Olympiad Team traveled to Mentor last Saturday, February 13th, to compete at the 16th Mentor Invitational. Fifty-two teams competed from Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Kenston was short-handed and faced some very good competition, placing fourteenth overall.… Continue Reading

5th Place at Solon!

February 1, 2016 Mr. Solitro [Science Olympiad Head Coach] Mr. Rutana [Science Olympiad Asst. Coach] The Kenston High School Science Olympiad Team earned a 5th place trophy last Saturday, January 30th, at the Solon Invitational. This was Kenston’s first trophy in almost two years for the team. Forty-eight teams from Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Virginia… Continue Reading

Science Olympiad Hosts Eighth KIT

Kenston High School hosted its eighth Kenston Invitational Tournament last Saturday, January 16th. Forty-eight high school and forty middle school teams participated from Ohio and as far away as Virginia, making this the second largest school-hosted tournament in the state and the largest KIT to date! As always, the KIT received many compliments from coaches and parents. Continue Reading

Science Olympiad Westlake Invitational

January 11, 2016 Mr. Solitro [Science Olympiad Head Coach] Mr. Rutana [Science Olympiad Asst. Coach] The Kenston High School Science Olympiad Team traveled to Westlake High School last Saturday, January 9th, to start its twelfth year of competition.  Kenston was a little short-handed with one team competing with 10 students and the other with twelve… Continue Reading