Only the top two teams in each division earn the right to advance to the national competition. A total of 59 teams competed in the middle school competition.
“White Pines had a great day and represented our school district extremely well,” head coach Rhonda Bird said.
The highlight for White Pines was the team of Charlie VanAbbema and Justin Hancock, who placed second in the state in the Scrambler competition, which involves building a device that transports an egg along a straight track as quickly as possible.
The team’s individual event results are as follows, with the top eight teams receiving a medal:
Scrambler: Charlie VanAbbema and Justin Hancock
Towers: Charlie VanAbbema and Hannah Black
Reach For The Stars: Aashray Mandala and Jacob Marcus
Wright Stuff: Charlie VanAbbema and Savannah Dean
Wind Power: Josh McManus and Joey Mazor
Meteorology: Aashray Mandala and Jake Roberson
Rocks and Minerals: Joey Mazor and Dylan Wunder
Food Science: Carl Jaeger and Justin Hancock
Source Code: Grant Bell and Kaitlin Zylstra
Disease Detectives: Aashray Mandala and Jacob Marcus
Write It, Do It: Kyla Streng and Kailym Tuggle
Microbe Mission: Henry Abraham and Josephine Morse
Experimental Design: Charlie VanAbbema, Carl Jaeger, and Dyan Wunder
Invasive Species: Carl Jaeger and Josephine Morse
Crime Busters: Jacob Marcus and Savannah Dean
Dynamic Planet: Carl Jaeger and Josh McManus
Anatomy and Physiology: Aashray Mandala and Henry Abraham
Mission Possible: Charlie VanAbbema and Justin Hancock
Ecology: Aashray Mandala and Henry Abraham
Bottle Rockets: Jacob Marcus and Jake Roberson
Road Scholar: Jacob Marcus and Hannah Black
Fast Facts: Charlie VanAbbema and Kyla Streng
Hover Craft: Carl Jaeger and Dylan Wunder
Optics: Jacob Marcus and Joey Mazor
Grand Haven’s Lakeshore Middle School team finished fifth in the middle school division and Grand Haven High School was third in the high school division at Saturday’s state tournament.