Northern Hills Middle School

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Forest Hills Northern Middle School (now known as Northern Hills Middle School) is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a 7th and 8th grade school. The team consists of 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. It has gone to the state competition 13 out of the last 14 years. It competes in Region 12 in Michigan at Grand Valley State University. Region 12 is a highly competitive region, as the number one team usually does really well in nationals. Many other teams from region 12 have also done pretty good at nationals. FHN has not gone to nationals in any of the years it has done Science Olympiad.

GVSU Main SO Page[1]

Michigan Main SO Page[2]


Year Place at Regionals Place at States
2006 7th 15th
2007 9th 17th
2008 7th 9th
2009 4th 11th
2010 8th 29th
2011 -
2012 9th
2013 11th 33rd
2014 -
2015 -
2016 -
2017 10th 33rd
2018 6th 23rd
2019 7th 16th

School Info

Forest Hills Northern MS holds over 400 students. It's extracurricular activities contain Math Counts, National History Day, Odyssey of the Mind, and Science Olympiad. Forest Hills Northern HS is the high school that students at the MS go to. Forest Hills Northern is in the same school district as Forest Hills Eastern and Forest Hills Central and are big rivals.

2008 Event Results

Event Place at Regionals Place at States
Amphibians and Reptiles 5
Anatomy 10
Balloon Launch Glider 25
Bio-Process Lab 23
Crave the Wave 11
Disease Detectives 1
Ecology 10
Food Science 9
Meteorology 3
Metric Mastery 10
Mystery Architecture 1
Oceanography 8
Reach for the Stars 40
Road Scholar 40
Robo-Cross 36
Rocks and Minerals 10
Science Crime Busters 3
Science Word 11
Scrambler 40
Simple Machines 9
Tower Building 21
Trajectory 25
Total 361

2009 Event Results

Event Place at Regionals Place at States
Amphibians and Reptiles 2
Anatomy 7
Bio-Process Lab 13
Compute This 2
Crave the Wave 4
Disease Detectives 6
Dynamic Planet 8
Ecology 7
Elevated Bridge 9
Environmental Chemistry 4
Experimental Design 6
Fossils 6
Meteorology 4
Pentathlon 6
Physical Science Lab 7
Reach for the Stars 12
Road Scholar 19
Robo-Cross 28
Science Crime Busters 8
Scrambler 15
Trajectory 1
Wright Stuff 11
Write It Do It 3
Total 186

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