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Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:23 a.m. CDT
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Michael Drozt, 12, of Prairie Grove and Jacob Lawrence, 13, of Cary demonstrate their Boomilever experiment during the College of Lake County’s Regional Science Olympiad Competition in Grayslake. Both are students at the Hannah Beardsley Middle School in Crystal Lake.
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Catherine Hidalgo, 12, of Grayslake plays a pan pipe she made herself as she competes in the Sound of Music event during the College of Lake County’s Regional Science Olympiad Competition in Grayslake. Catherine’s partner was Michelle Mede, 12, of Grayslake. Both attend the St. Gilbert School in Grayslake.
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Grayslake Central’s Dan Cahill works with Huntley senior Zach Ott, 18, as he demonstrates his Bungee Drop experiment during the College of Lake County’s Regional Science Olympiad Competition in Grayslake.
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Charlie Lay, 11, of Grayslake demonstrates how he plays the slide guitar he made himself for the Sounds of Music event during the College of Lake County’s Regional Science Olympiad Competition on March 8 in Grayslake.
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Liam Norman and Alex McCumber, both 10, of Grayslake demonstrate their A & L Falcons robot in the Robo-Cross event during the College of Lake County’s Regional Science Olympiad Competition in Grayslake. Both are fifth graders at the Frederick School in Grayslake.
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Mackay Scribner, 13, of Lake Villa plays the chimes for Aaron Mulder, of Grayslake, judge, as he uses a tuner to measure the frequency during the College of Lake County’s Regional Science Olympiad Competition on March 8 in Grayslake. Mulder is the band director at the Frederick School in Grayslake.
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Michelle Mede and Catherine Hidalgo, both 12, of Grayslake compete in the Sound of Music event during the College of Lake County’s Regional Science Olympiad Competition on March 8 in Grayslake. Both are students at the St. Gilbert School in Grayslake.

About 900 middle and high school science students gathered March 8 at College of Lake County’s Grayslake campus for the Grayslake Regional Science Olympiad Competition.

With event titles such as Disease Detectives, Designer Genes, Rotor Egg Drop and Mission Possible, the events allowed students to do science experiments and participate in heated competitions.

The 2014 Science Olympiad culminated with an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. in the Physical Education Center.Some of the most popular events involved robots, a balsa helicopter and elastic launch glider.

Visitors were invited to watch these events at various locations on the Grayslake campus. College faculty members were involved in the competition as event supervisors, using their expertise in areas such as biology, chemistry lab, physics and geography. 



The 13 participating high schools were Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Cary Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Grayslake Central, Grayslake North, Hersey, Huntley, Lake Forest, Rolling Meadows, Stevenson and Warren.

The 16 participating middle schools were Antioch Upper Grade, Bernotas, Daniel Wright, Frederick, Grayslake Middle School, Hawthorne Middle School North, Hawthorne Middle School South, Lundahl, Glencoe Central, North Shore Country Day School, Grayslake Park Campus, Pope John XXIII, Beardsley, McHenry, Lake Zurich Middle School and St. Gilbert.

To learn more, visit www.illinoisolympiad.org.

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