Pacific Ridge School In The SD Science Olympiad

by The Editors on March 25, 2010

Nathan Relyea Is Preparing For Launch As Kevin Xu L And Bailey Bjornstad R Observe

Carlsbadistan’s Pacific Ridge School fielded 10 middle school teams and 15 upper school teams in the San Diego Science Olympiad Competition. Pacific Ridge finished 10th overall for middle schools and 9th over all for upper schools. For the complete individual results follow the jump. . .
Pacific Ridge School Upper and Middle School Students Compete, Rank in San Diego Science Olympiad Competition

From Bottle Rockets to Trajectories, Students Presented Visual Demonstrations of Projects on Carlsbad Campus

CARLSBAD, Calif. – March 24, 2010 – Pacific Ridge School (, an independent, non-profit school in Carlsbad that fosters academic excellence, ethical responsibility and global engagement to prepare students for college and a purposeful life, competed for the second consecutive year in the regional Science Olympiad, a nationally organized competition in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and related areas. Pacific Ridge School fielded 10 middle school teams and placed 10th overall in the competition. Fifteen upper school teams competed and placed 9th overall.

The events and results of the Pacific Ridge School teams are below, in order of places earned:
Middle School – Division B
2. Trajectory – Soren Schlassa and Bailey Bjornstad
3. Junkyard Challenge – Billy Glockner and Eric Torbett
7. Science Crime Buster – Xhidae Otam and Ethan Kuo
8. Compute This – Ethan Kuo and Bailey Bjornstad
10. Ornithology – Max Jorgensen
14. Bio Process – Eric Torbett
15. Fossils – Xhidae Otam
16. Ecology – Dylan McCallum and Bailey Bjornstad
19. Battery Buggy – Dante Nardo and Eric Torbett
20. Shock Value – Dylan Relyea and Dante Nardo

Upper School – Division C
2. Disease Detectives – Anisha Mudaliar and Luke St. Marie
3. Mission Possible – Josh Bechtler-Levin, Ivan Maric, Grant Nassif
7. It’s About Time – Nathan Tien
7. Trajectory – Nathan Tien
9. Mouse Trap Vehicle – Martin Boyd and Luke St. Marie
10. Environmental Chemistry – Katie Glockner and Stephanie Sapp
11. Fossils – Chris Chen
12. Anatomy and Physiology – Chiara Dorigo and Katie Glockner
12. Chemistry Lab – Anisha Mudaliar and Luke St. Marie
12. Picture This – Tiffany Chu, Chiara Dorigo, and Katie Glockner
16. Elevated Bridge – Jack Merrifield and Kevin Chu
17. Elevated Bridge – Tiffany Chu and Joey Ross
17. Mouse Trap Vehicle – Niraj Madhani and Trevor Nesbitt
19. Forensics – Voja Maric and Kevin Xu
20. Physics Lab – Martin Boyd and Grant Nassif

On Wednesday, March 17, students had the opportunity to demonstrate their Science Olympiad projects. The school gathered on the athletic field for the event and students rotated to eight different stations to view Science Olympiad competition entries.

For more information on Pacific Ridge School, visit For more information on the Science Olympiad, visit

About Pacific Ridge School:
Opened in the fall of 2007, Pacific Ridge School is a non‐profit, independent middle and high school located in North County, San Diego. With the distinctive mission of building a community that fosters academic excellence, ethical responsibility and global engagement, Pacific Ridge offers a first-rate educational experience to prepare students for college and a purposeful life. For more information, visit: Pacific Ridge School does not discriminate on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, creed, or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other administered programs.

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