User:John Richardsim

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John Richardsim's Accomplishments
Number of years in Science Olympiad 7
Number of Invitational Medals 4
Number of Regional Medals 26
Number of State Medals 17
Number of National Medals 2

Hello, my name is John Richardsim. I graduated from Grand Haven High School in 2018. From 6th to 9th grade, I participated in Division B for Lakeshore Middle School.

Division B

6th Grade (2012)

I only participated in two events in 6th grade; Towers and Reach for the Stars. I didn't make the traveling team, making my Science Olympiad season only three months long (January-March).

7th Grade (2013)

This year, I ramped things up a bit, participating in six events. I did end up making the traveling team, but I was an alternate and did not compete.

8th Grade (2014)

This year I kicked it up a notch again, participating in 10 events. I did compete this year, in 4 events; Meteorology, Water Quality, Rocks and Minerals, and Metric Mastery.

Event Regional State Nationals
Water Quality 1st 9th 8th
Rocks and Minerals 3rd 2nd 16th
Meteorology 1st 1st 23rd
Metric Mastery 4th 2nd 35th

FantaSO 2014 Results:

Division B: 5th
Overall: 11th

9th Grade (2015)

This season I practiced for 10 events, all of which were study events (well, I guess Bio-Process Lab is technically a lab event...and also the build portion of Simple Machines...). Throughout Regionals, States, and Nationals, I ended up competing in a total of 8 different events.

Event Regional State Nationals
Anatomy & Physiology - - 32nd
Bio-Process Lab 1st 16th 20th
Crave the Wave 3rd 7th 27th
Disease Detectives 1st 7th 11th
Dynamic Planet 1st - -
Meteorology - 1st 14th
Simple Machines 3rd 9th 19th
Solar System - 1st 27th

Nationals Prediction Contest 2015:

Division B:
Event Predictions: 2nd
Top Ten Predictions: 1st
Overall: 1st
Division C:
Event Predictions: 17th
Top Ten Predictions: T-7th
Overall: 8th

Blue and Gold Results

Blue and Gold is Grand Haven's intramural competition. In Division B, competitors compete individually, ribbons are awarded to the top 3 competitors in each grade level in each event, along with a medal for the overall champion of each event. Unless otherwise noted, each of the placements are within the respective grade level.

Blue and Gold Results
Event 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade
Anatomy & Physiology - - - 2nd
Bio-Process Lab - - - 1st1
Boomilever - - 2nd -
Crave the Wave - - - 1st1
Crime Busters - - Didn't Place -
Disease Detectives - - 3rd 1st1
Dynamic Planet - - - 2nd
Forestry - Didn't Place - -
Fossils - - - 2nd
Green Generation - - - 1st1
Heredity - - 1st -
Meteorology - 2nd 2nd 2nd
Metric Mastery - 1st 1st -
Reach for the Stars 1st 2nd - -
Rocks and Minerals - 1st 2nd -
Simple Machines - - - 1st1
Solar System - - 2nd 3rd
Towers 2nd - - -
Water Quality - 1st 1st1 -
1: Achieved 1st place in both grade level and overall.

Division C

10th Grade (2016)

Really cut back on events this year, doing only 5 (was originally planning on doing 6, but decided last minute not to do Cell Biology).

Event Regional State
Anatomy & Physiology 2nd 4th
Disease Detectives - 2nd
Invasive Species 4th 1st

Pennsylvania States Prediction Contest 2016:

Division B: 3rd
Division C: 6th
Overall: 1st

Nationals Prediction Contest 2016:

Division B - Event Placements: 1st
Division B - Top Ten: 2nd
Division C - Event Placements: 9th
Division C - Top Ten: T-17th

11th Grade (2017)

This year I practiced for Invasive Species, Rocks and Minerals, Disease Detectives, Optics, Microbe Mission, and Anatomy and Physiology.

Event West Ottawa Regionals State
Anatomy & Physiology - 3rd 4th
Disease Detectives 1st - 7th
Invasive Species 1st 1st 17th
Microbe Mission 1st 1st 4th
Optics - - 1st
Pentathlon - 6th -
Rocks and Minerals 3rd 1st 1st

Georgia States Prediction Contest 2017:

Division B: 2nd
Division C: 12th

Pennsylvania States Prediction Contest 2017:

Division B: 11th
Division C: >15th
Overall: 12th

Nationals Prediction Contest 2017:

Division B - Event Placements: 6th
Division B - Top Ten: 2nd
Division C - Event Placements: 6th
Division C - Top Ten: 23rd

12th Grade (2018)

This year I am practicing for Anatomy and Physiology, Disease Detectives, Fermi Questions, Microbe Mission, Optics, Remote Sensing, Rocks and Minerals, and Thermodynamics.

Event Solon Regionals States Nationals
Anatomy & Physiology 7th - - -
Fermi Questions 6th 1st 5th 9th
Microbe Mission 5th 1st 2nd 4th
Optics 5th 1st 9th 12th
Remote Sensing - 2nd 7th 2nd
Thermodynamics 16th 1st 2nd 22nd

Blue and Gold Results

Second number denotes number of people in the event.

Blue and Gold Results
Event 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Anatomy & Physiology 1st/4 1st/6 2nd/8
Disease Detectives 3rd/5 2nd/5 4th/6
Dynamic Planet 4th/8 - -
Fermi Questions - - 1st/9
Green Generation 3rd/7 - -
Invasive Species 1st/10 1st/5 -
Microbe Mission - 1st/8 1st/11
Optics - 2nd/8 2nd/6
Remote Sensing - - 3rd/5
Rocks and Minerals - 2nd/5 2nd/7
Thermodynamics - - 1st/5

Other Interests


Some of my favorite TV shows/channels include:

  • Futurama
  • Jeopardy
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • The Weather Channel
  • Mysteries at the Museum
  • The Twilight Zone (1959)

In addition, my favorite movies are Norbit and Click.

Video Games

  • The Sims 1, 2, and 3
  • DDR
  • SimCity (2013) and SimCity 4
  • The Sims Bustin' Out (GBA), The Urbz: Sims in the City (GBA), The Sims 2 (GBA)
  • Modern Warfare 2
  • Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (2010), Hot Pursuit 2, and Carbon
  • Monday Night Combat

If you would like to play one of these games with me sometime, send me a private message on the forums or hunt me down on IRC.


My favorite artists are dj TAKA, TAG, Sota Fujimori, kors k, Ryu☆, Dirty Androids, Jonas Steur, Deja Vu feat. Tasmin, and Ferry Corsten.

My Test Gallery

Editing Guide

See User:John Richardsim/Editing Guide.

Invasives Gallery

See User:John Richardsim/Invasives Gallery.