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SOnerd is a current Division C competitor in Kansas. She competed for Leawood Middle School during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons, and she started the team at Blue Valley North High School in 2016. She served as the head captain of Blue Valley North's team during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons, and she will continue this in the 2018-2019 season.

SOnerd's Accomplishments
Number of years in Science Olympiad 5
Total medals/ribbons 89
Invitational medals/ribbons 55
Regional medals/ribbons 17
State medals/ribbons 15
National medals 2

Previous Placings

7th Grade (2013-2014)

During her first year in Science Olympiad, SOnerd only consistently competed in 2 events, Entomology and Experimental Design. Her experiences in Entomology taught her a great deal about making effective cheatsheets, and she continues to compete in Experimental Design to this day.

Event Southland Invitational Pembroke Hill Invitational Kearney Invitational Regionals State Nationals
Entomology 4th 12th 2nd 2nd 1st 20th
Experimental Design N/A N/A 3rd 2nd 2nd 46th

8th Grade (2014-2015)

As one of the older members of her team, SOnerd took on more events in 8th grade. She tried Dynamic Planet, Disease Detectives, and Fossils for the first time, and she was able to apply the general skills she had learned in Entomology in 7th grade to these new events.

Event Pembroke Hill Invitational Kearney Invitational Regionals State Nationals
Disease Detectives N/A 3rd 2nd 3rd 43rd
Dynamic Planet 8th 4th 1st 2nd 27th
Entomology 1st 2nd 1st 1st 3rd
Experimental Design 12th 3rd 2nd 2nd 23rd
Fossils 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 12th

9th Grade (2015-2016)

SOnerd did not participate in Science Olympiad in 9th Grade because her high school did not yet have a team and her middle school does not allow 9th graders to compete. Lyk if u cri evrytim.

10th Grade (2016-2017)

10th Grade was a pivotal year for SOnerd, as she started the team at Blue Valley North High School. She greatly enjoyed the opportunity to compete in Science Olympiad again after having thought her career would end after 8th grade, and she learned a great deal from leading the team.

Event O-Town Throwdown Northland Invitational Warrensburg Invitational Regionals State
Disease Detectives 10th 1st 5th 2nd 3rd
Ecology N/A N/A N/A 5th 6th
Experimental Design 3rd 2nd N/A N/A 2nd
Hydrogeology 1st 3rd 2nd 3rd 8th
Invasive Species 1st 2nd 4th 2nd 1st
Microbe Mission 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 7th

11th Grade (2017-2018)

With the re-birth of 2 new Division C invitationals in the Kansas City Area (ThunderKat Klash and Pembroke Hill) this year, SOnerd and her team were able to gain more practice in their events. SOnerd implemented new ways of leading her team, and she picked up one new event: Herpetology.

Event O-Town Throwdown ThunderKat Klash Pembroke Hill Inv. Northland Inv. Warrensburg Inv. Regionals State Nationals
Disease Detectives 11th 9th 2nd 2nd 5th 1st 1st 26th
Ecology 3rd 1st 1st 5th 1st 2nd 1st 25th
Experimental Design 3rd 2nd 4th 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 25th
Herpetology 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd
Microbe Mission 5th 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 31st

12th Grade (2018-2019)

Event O-Town Throwdown ThunderKat Klash Northland Inv. Warrensburg Inv. Regionals State
Disease Detectives 4th 2nd 2nd 1st
Water Quality 1st 1st 1st 2nd
Herpetology 1st 1st 1st 1st
Fossils 1st 1st 1st 1st
Geologic Mapping 2nd 1st 4th Did not compete

✠This placement did not count towards the overall team score due to another team from Blue Valley North High School winning first place in Geologic Mapping.

Event List

SOnerd has competed in the following events:

Event 7th Grade 8th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Total Medals/Ribbons Earned
Disease Detectives X X X X 12
Dynamic Planet X 3
Ecology X X 9
Entomology X X 9
Experimental Design X X X X 16
Fossils X X 5
Herpetology X X 9
Hydrogeology X 4
GeoLogic Mapping X 1✠
Invasive Species X 5
Microbe Mission X X 11
Water Quality X 1
Write It Do It X 1

Test Writing/Event Superivising

Year Tournament Event Roles
Write Proctor Grade
2018-2019 (12th Grade) Pembroke Hill B Invitational Fossils X X X
Monticello Trail B Invitational Herpetology X X X
Warrensburg B Invitational Water Quality X
SSSS Herpetology X N/A N/A
Captains' Summer Exchange Herpetology X N/A N/A
Captains' Summer Exchange Geologic Mapping X N/A N/A
2017-2018 (11th Grade) Monticello Trail B Invitational Anatomy & Physiology X X
University of Michigan Invitational Herpetology X
Captains' Summer Exchange Disease Detectives X N/A N/A
Captains' Summer Exchange Microbe Mission X N/A N/A
SSSS Experimental Design X N/A N/A
2015-2016 (9th Grade) SSSS Disease Detectives X N/A N/A
Warrensburg B Invitational Crime Busters X
2014-2015 (8th Grade) SSSS Entomology X N/A N/A
Post-Season Nostalgia Entomology X N/A N/A