Blue Valley North High School

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Blue Valley North High School
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Location 12200 Lamar Ave
Overland Park, KS 66209
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Information
Member of SO since 2017
Coaches 2
Captains 5
Colors Navy, Silver, White
Feeds from Leawood Middle School
Overland Trail Middle School
Region Northeast Kansas Regional
Results History
Best regional 1st (2017, 2018)
Best state 1st (2018, 2019)
Best nationals 31st (2019)
Social Media
Instagram @BVNSciOly
Website Team Website

Blue Valley North High School is a Division C team located in Overland Park, in the Northeast Region of Kansas. The team was founded in October of 2016 — it officially registered with the state of Kansas on October 17, and hosted its first meeting on October 20. In their second season, they qualified for the 2018 National Tournament after winning the State tournament with a record score of 60 points. They again qualified for the 2019 National Tournament, winning State with 69 points.

Two middle schools feed into Blue Valley North: Leawood Middle School and Overland Trail Middle School.

Blue Valley North also had a team for part of the early 2000s. In 2003, they came in 13th at State. There is little to no other information about its performance or history.

Background

Blue Valley North's Science Olympiad team was founded by SOnerd during her sophomore year. The team was established in 2016 and since then has been entirely student-run. Membership at BVN has remained fairly constant during its 4 years of existence, typically hovering between 40 and 50 students.

Blue Valley North quickly became friendly rivals with Olathe North High School, an extension on the old rivalry between Leawood Middle School and California Trail Middle School. In the 2018 season, BVN claimed the state record with 60 points and ended Olathe North's 6-year long winning streak.

Results

Official Tournament Results

Year Regionals States Nationals
2017 1st (74) 2nd (116) -
2018 1st (56) 1st (60) 33rd (752)
2019 2nd (74) 1st (69) 31st (773)
2020 3rd (114) Cancelled Cancelled
Early 2000s Team 
Year Regionals States Nationals
2003 13th (1441) -
1 - An old scoring system was still in place at the time

Invitational Results

Year O-Town ThunderKat Klash Pembroke Hill Northland Warrensburg
2017 6th (209) - - 4th (230) 7th (214)
2018 4th (115) 5th (150) 2nd (97) 3rd (103) 3rd (98)
2019 3rd (110) 3rd (101) 5th (142) 3rd (82) 2nd (113)
2020 5th (171) - 4th (151) - -

2016-2017 Season

On November 19, 2016, BVN competed at its first competition — the O-Town Throwdown — and finished 6th with a score of 209 points, winning 3 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals. At its next competition, the Northland invitational, BVN finished 4th with a score of 230 points. At the Warrensburg invitational, BVN finished 7th with a score of 214 points. At the NE KS Regional tournament, BVN finished 1st with a score of 74 points. At the Kansas State tournament, BVN finished 2nd overall with a score of 116 points.


2016-2017 Season Results 
Event O-Town Northland Warrensburg NE KS Regionals Kansas State
Anatomy & Physiology 3 2 1 1 3
Astronomy 5 9 28 3 1
Chemistry Lab 1 4 28 1 6
Disease Detectives 11 1 5 2 3
Dynamic Planet 16 14 13 4 8
Ecology 5 11 11 6 5
Electric Vehicle 26 4 2 2 11
Experimental Design 3 2 2 2 3
Forensics 6 12 13 3 10
Game On 12 9 7 6 8
Helicopters 2 1 1 1 2
Hovercraft 3 3 3 1 3
Hydrogeology 1 3 2 3 8
Invasive Species 1 2 4 2 1
Material Science 12 26 17 8 2
Microbe Mission 2 2 1 2 7
Optics 9 8 10 1 3
Remote Sensing 10 11 1 4 3
Robot Arm 26 26 4 7 8
Rocks and Minerals 2 2 1 3 1
Towers 26 26 10 3 3
Wind Power 26 4 28 2 3
Write It Do It 25 12 22 7 14
Overall 6th (209) 4th (230) 7th (214) 1st (74) 2nd (116)
2016-2017 Season Statistics 

These Statistics do not include National Tournaments

Average Rank Average Score Total Medals1 Average Medals1
Season 4 168.6 71 14.2
Change N/A N/A N/A N/A
1 - A medal means 6th place or better. Kansas typically gives medals to 1st-3rd places and ribbons to 4th-6th places.

2017-2018 Season

The 2018 season started fairly strong, with promising performance leaning towards a better season than 2017. The program had also gained more traction within the school. BVN attended two more invitationals and placed better in all three that they returned to. At Regionals, the once again placed first. At State, Blue Valley North won overwhelmingly, beating the 2nd place team by 57 points and setting a new state record score of 60 points. Additionally, they placed in the top six (by Kansas standards, a medal/ribbon) in every event. At Nationals, BVN was in the middle of the pack at 33rd place. However, they did medal in one event, Herpetology (3rd Place).


2017-2018 Season Results 
Event O-Town ThunderKat Klash Pembroke Hill Northland Warrensburg NE KS Regionals Kansas State Nationals
Anatomy & Physiology 6 5 5 4 1 1 6 42
Astronomy 6 4 5 3 3 1 3 38
Chemistry Lab 4 1 5 7 13 4 1 33
Disease Detectives 7 8 2 2 5 1 2 26
Dynamic Planet 3 10 11 5 6 3 5 28
Ecology 3 1 1 5 1 2 1 25
Experimental Design 3 9 4 2 3 1 2 25
Fermi Questions 6 2 2 7 3 1 4 37
Forensics 2 10 4 4 5 2 2 39
Game On 12 8 7 10 2 X1 1 18
Helicopters 3 No Entry 3 3 9 1 1 23
Herpetology 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 3
Hovercraft 5 10 8 6 1 1 2 45
Material Science 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 33
Microbe Mission 5 1 3 2 1 1 2 42
Mission Possible 4 No Entry 6 3 14 2 1 35
Mousetrap Vehicle 5 5 8 9 8 8 5 47
Optics 14 7 2 4 5 2 6 46
Remote Sensing 10 6 1 3 3 3 3 29
Rocks and Minerals 4 1 2 1 2 2 1 12
Thermodynamics 2 1 7 2 3 4 2 53
Towers 6 No Entry 1 4 2 1 1 18
Write It Do It 15 14 6 14 4 12 6 55
Overall 4th (115) 5th (150) 2nd (97) 3rd (103) 3rd (98) 1st (56) 1st (60) 33rd (752)
1 - Not counted towards final score.
2017-2018 Season Statistics 

These Statistics do not include National Tournaments

Average Rank Average Score Total Medals1 Average Medals1
Season 2.7 97 128 18.29
Change -1.3 -71.6 +57 / +28.62 +4.09
1 - A medal means 6th place or better. Kansas typically gives medals to 1st-3rd places and ribbons to 4th-6th places.
2 - Adjusted for different number of competitions in the past season

2018-2019 Season

The 2019 season was much like the 2018 season — BVN attended five invitationals, ranking consistently in the top 5 places, and went on to claim first place at the State Tournament. Although they did not beat their previous season's record of 60 points, they placed 31st at Nationals, two ranks higher than 2018, albeit with 21 more points. Additionally, they had medalists in Herpetology (1st Place) and Dynamic Planet (6th Place).


2018-2019 Season Results 
Event O-Town ThunderKat Klash Northland Warrensburg NE KS Regionals Pembroke Hill Kansas State Nationals
Anatomy & Physiology 3 3 3 6 4 13 2 45
Astronomy 11 10 8 8 2 2 3 29
Boomilever 6 2 2 4 1 2 2 24
Chemistry Lab 4 2 4 4 2 5 4 33
Circuit Lab 3 4 1 4 2 1 2 30
Code Busters 2 7 3 10 3 5 4 43
Designer Genes 12 1 1 1 1 No Entry 1 24
Disease Detectives 4 2 2 1 7 4 2 31
Dynamic Planet 7 13 1 3 7 3 1 6
Experimental Design 6 6 3 8 1 5 2 41
Fermi Questions 5 12 4 11 4 12 3 53
Forensics 7 5 7 6 21 6 1 38
Fossils 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 13
Geologic Mapping 1 1 1 4 8 1 1 22
Herpetology 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mission Possible 6 3 3 5 5 3 4 28
Mousetrap Vehicle 3 6 4 3 4 4 2 28
Protein Modeling 12 7 9 7 3 12 3 42
Sounds of Music 10 2 2 2 1 No Entry 16 54
Thermodynamics 4 3 11 18 5 10 3 53
Water Quality 1 1 1 2 4 1 2 55
Wright Stuff 1 1 2 1 3 7 2 22
Write It Do It 9 8 5 5 5 11 7 58
Overall 3rd (110) 3rd (101) 3rd (82) 2nd (113) 2nd (74) 5th (142) 1st (69) 31st (773)
1 - Not counted towards final score.
2018-2019 Season Statistics 

These Statistics do not include National Tournaments

Average Rank Average Score Total Medals1 Average Medals1
Season 2.7 98.71 127 18.14
Change 0 +1.71 -1 -0.15
1 - A medal means 6th place or better. Kansas typically gives medals to 1st-3rd places and ribbons to 4th-6th places.

2019-2020 Season

The 2020 season was very sparse in regard to the number of tournaments. While BVN typically attends 5 invitationals per year, only two complete ones were successfully hosted — the O-Town Throwdown in November and Pembroke Hill Invitational in January. Additionally, the informal Eagles Mini-Tournament was held to make up for the lack of competition in the weeks leading up to Regionals.

The ThunderKat Klash and Warrensburg Invitational were unexpectedly cancelled this season, while the Northland Invitational snowed out twice (and ultimately cancelled). The State and National tournaments were also cancelled due to the 2019-20 Coronavirus outbreak.


2019-2020 Season Results 
Event O-Town Pembroke Hill Eagles Mini-Tournament NE KS Regionals
Anatomy & Physiology 4 6 2
Astronomy 7 5 3
Boomilever No Entry 1 4
Chemistry Lab 2 4 2
Circuit Lab 3 7 8
Codebusters 12 121 No Entry3
Designer Genes 4 16 6
Detector Building 9 5 2
Disease Detectives 6 14 2
Dynamic Planet 4 2 2
Experimental Design 2 6 1
Forensics 12 9 2
Fossils 8 8 5
Geologic Mapping 2 2 9
Gravity Vehicle No Entry 4 52
Machines 6 1 35
Ornithology 3 6 1
Ping Pong Parachute 4 4 7
Protein Modeling 10 5 2
Sounds of Music 13 10 Not Held 4
Water Quality 5 4 12
Wright Stuff 1 7 Not Held 2
Write It Do It 2 13 194
Overall 5th (171) 4th (151) 3rd (114)5
1 - Was incorrectly recorded on the final results, should actually have been 11th place
2 - Was incorrectly presented at the Awards Ceremony
3 - Was recorded as Disqualified (+2) rather than No-Show (+1)
4 - The build was knocked over by the proctor before it could be scored
5 - Due to Machines being omitted from the original scoring, BVN was originally reported as ranking 4th
2019-2020 Season Statistics 

These Statistics do not include National Tournaments

Average Rank Average Score Total Medals1 Average Medals1
Season 4 145.33 46 15.33
Change +1.3 +46.62 -81 / -8.422 -2.81
1 - A medal means 6th place or better. Kansas typically gives medals to 1st-3rd places and ribbons to 4th-6th places.
2 - Adjusted for different number of competitions in past season

Members

Current

Brian.G (2019-2021)
HugoTroop (2018-2021) (Capt. 2020, 2021)
Firestarrocks (2020-2021)

Former

SOnerd (2017-2019) (Capt. 2017-2019)
PikaPikaChu (2018-2020) (Capt. 2019, 2020)

Links

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