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Blue Valley North High School
Blue Valley North Logo.png
Location 12200 Lamar Ave
Overland Park, KS 66209
State Flag of Kansas.svg Kansas
Region Northeast Kansas
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Blue Valley North High School is located in Kansas
Blue Valley North High School
Blue Valley North High School

Coordinates: 38°54′25″N 94°39′38″W / 38.906812°N 94.660433°W / 38.906812; -94.660433

Information
Member of SO since 1999 / 2017
Coaches 0
Captains 6
Colors Navy, Silver, White
Feeds from Leawood Middle School
Overland Trail Middle School
Results History
Best regional 1st (2017, 2018, 2023, 2024)
Best state 1st (2018, 2019, 2022, 2023, 2024)
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 current 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. Later, in their 6th season, Blue Valley North qualified for the 2022 National Tournament

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

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Blue Valley North also fielded a Science Olympiad team.

Background

Blue Valley North's Science Olympiad current 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 Blue Valley West High School and Olathe North High School, an extension on an 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. Currently, their official motto is "LOCK IN." During the 2024 season, several students of the Blue Valley North team could be heard saying "Nah, I'd win," to boost their confidence before their events.

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Results

Official Tournament Results

Season Regionals States Nationals
1999 21st (811) -
2000 15th (1261) -
2003 13th (1441) -
2005 4th -
2017 1st (74) 2nd (116) -
2018 1st (56) 1st (60) 33rd (752)
2019 2nd (74) 1st (69) 31st (773)
2020 3rd (114) Cancelled Cancelled
2021 2nd (83) 2nd (102) -
2022 2nd (97) 1st (114) 34th (771)
2023 1st (75) 1st (99) 36th (806)
2024 1st (89) 1st (101)

1 - An old scoring system was still in place at the time

Invitational Results

Season O-Town ThunderKat Klash Pembroke Hill Northland Warrensburg BEARSO SOLVI UChicago SOAPS BirdSO Dick Smith Memorial
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) - - - - - - - -
2021 - - - - - 100th (2393) 33rd (669)/71st (1090) 22nd (529)/82nd (1389) 28th (630) 23rd (697) -
2022 3rd (105) - 3rd (109) - - - 23rd (464) - - 31st (1088) 18th (624)/57th (988)

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 Regionals 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)

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 Regionals 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.

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 Regionals Pembroke Hill 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.

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 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

2020-2021 Season

For the 2021 season, Blue Valley North attended a number of invitationals out of state due to the freedom of the online format and the lack of local invitationals. BVN also began sending multiple teams to some competitions to satisfy the 15-member limit at invitationals. The team did reasonably well at these invitationals, considering some of the competition, and managed to regularly snag at least some medals.


2020-2021 Season Results 
Event BEARSO SOLVI UChicago SOAPS BirdSO Regionals State
Anatomy & Physiology 18 21/40 19/55 9 23 1 2
Astronomy 140 52/No Entry 63/73 73 30 4 5
Boomilever 1151 Not Held Not Held No Entry3 No Entry4 6 14
Chemistry Lab 6 2/No Entry 1/No Entry 2 10 2 1
Circuit Lab 65 22/18 18/No Entry 13 19 1 3
Codebusters 141 59/50 47/29 55 79 4 4
Designer Genes 96 44/70 54/40 37 13 6 3
Detector Building 86 30/No Entry 22/No Entry 33 23 2 1
Disease Detectives No Entry 74/73 61/80 No Entry 87 2 5
Dynamic Planet 100 46/60 20/63 36 12 2 1
Experimental Design 11 Not Held 20/57 22 3 1 1
Forensics 19 37/75 9/No Entry 12 9 1 3
Fossils 106 45/No Entry 46/No Entry 41 53 6 7
Geologic Mapping 94 23/67 9/36 10 31 3 2
Gravity Vehicle No Entry1 Not Held Not Held No Entry3 114 6 1
Machines 37 15/37 7/No Entry 9 11 2 4
Ornithology 109 30/24 12/35 8 12 2 1
Ping Pong Parachute 1321 Not Held Not Held 263 Not Held 6 11
Protein Modeling 148 51/No Entry 64/No Entry 60 42 2 4
Sounds of Music 67 48/No Entry 14/No Entry 37 20 7 2
Water Quality 97 70/72 34/No Entry 49 46 4 2
Wright Stuff No Entry1 Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held 5 11
Write It Do It No Entry1 Not Held 27/15 15 25 11 14
Overall 100th (2393) 33rd (669)/71st (1090) 23rd (529)/82nd (1389) 28th (628)3 23rd (697) 2nd (83) 2nd (102)
1: BEARSO made the following changes to events: Boomilever was exchanged for Digital Structures, Experimental Design was modified into Experiment and Data Analysis, Gravity Vehicle was exchanged for Vehicle Design, Ping Pong Parachute was exchanged for Cybersecurity, Wright Stuff was exchanged for Helicopter, and Write It Do It was exchanged for Write It CAD It.
2: UChicago made the following changes to events: Write It Do It was exchanged for Write It CAD It and was not counted to the total score.
3: SOAPS made the following changes to events: Boomilever was exchanged for Digital Structures, Gravity Vehicle was exchanged for Vehicle Design, and Ping Pong Parachute was exchanged for Cybersecurity. The events Fermi Questions and Picture This were run as trials, the team placing 8th in the former and no-showing the latter. The bottom two scores were dropped from the final score.
4: BirdSO made the following changes to events: Boomilever was exchanged for Digital Structures, and Gravity Vehicle was set as a trial event. The event Cybersecurity was also run, placing 27th. The events Fermi Questions, Rocks and Minerals, Helicopters, and Science Quiz Bowl were also run as trials, placing 3rd, 40th, no-showing, and 34th, respectively.

2021-2022 Season

The 2022 season finally brought a semi-return to normalcy after the events of the COVID-19 pandemic. Invitationals, regionals, and states were once again held in person. BVN participated both this year in the local invitationals, yet also participated in three other national virtual invitationals. BVN once again managed to claim several medals at each of these virtual invites. In terms of the team composition, the 2022 season was a transition year for BVN. No seniors were part of the team and only a handful of students were returning with any experience in Science Olympiad. Nevertheless, BVN improved consistently during the season, steadily ranking higher at every local and official tournament, culminating with a third state championship for Blue Valley North.

2021-2022 Season Results 
Event O-Town Dick Smith Pembroke Hill SOLVI BirdSO (Sat.) Regionals State Nationals
Anatomy & Physiology 2 2/37 1 8/46 42 2 4
Astronomy 9 40/48 3 35/No Entry 70 11 3
Bridge 5 No Entry 9 No Entry3 No Entry 14 3
Cell Biology 1 3/No Entry 1 11/No Entry 28 3 1
Chemistry Lab 1 1/52 1 5/50 4 1 1
Codebusters 1 7/19 4 33/41 12 1 1
Detector Building 8 32/No Entry 10 11/No Entry 41 6 7
Disease Detectives 3 22/34 3 16/34 53 1 4
Dynamic Planet 3 14/43 2 20/29 58 4 9
Environmental Chemistry 3 32/No Entry 4 33/No Entry 50 3 3
Experimental Design 2 27/No Entry 1 31/No Entry 18 1 3
Forensics 3 35/No Entry 3 25/No Entry 21 3 1
Gravity Vehicle 4 No Entry/18 8 4/No Entry3 63 5 8
Green Generation 1 5/No Entry 5 23/No Entry 17 6 11
It's About Time 7 No Entry/48 7 No Entry/38 64 7 7
Ornithology 2 4/64 7 No Entry/39 45 1 1
Ping Pong Parachute 5 - 7 No Entry/153 43 1 2
Remote Sensing 3 20/27 1 23/25 35 3 4
Rocks and Minerals 8 10/64 6 31/No Entry 27 2 1
Trajectory 5 No Entry/9 1 9/No Entry3 58 3 11
WiFi Lab 6 No Entry/7 7 16/40 70 6 3
Wright Stuff No Entry - 2 No Entry/183 45 1 4
Write It Do It 2 No Entry/321, 2 16 25/No Entry3 444 12 22
Overall 3rd (103) 18th (624)/57th (988) 3rd (109) 23rd (464)/50th (873)3 31st (1088) 2nd (97) 1st (114)
1 - Write It CAD It was not counted towards the total score.
2 - DSM made the following changes to events: Write It Do It was exchanged for Write It CAD It.
3 - SOLVI made the following changes to events: Bridge was exchanged for Digital Structures, Write It Do It was exchanged for Write It CAD It, and the events Digital Structures, Gravity Vehicle, Lean Mean Meme Machine, Ping Pong Parachute, Trajectory, and Wright Stuff were run as trials.
4 - BirdSO made the following changes to events: Write It Do It was exchanged for Write It CAD It, and the events Bioinformatics, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Fermi Questions, Machine Learning, Materials Science, Run It Code It, Science Quiz Bowl, and Spreadsheet Scripting, placing 27th in RICI and no-showing the rest.


Members

Current

Firestarrocks (2020-2022) (Capt. 2021, 2022)
smartguy888 (2021-2022) (Capt. 2022)

Former

SOnerd (2017-2019) (Capt. 2017-2019)
PikaPikaChu (2018-2020) (Capt. 2019, 2020)
kleinerPanzer (2018-2021) (Capt. 2020, 2021)
Brian.G (2019-2021)

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