Sixty high school teams competed.
Grand Haven's Lakeshore Middle School placed 13th out of 60 middle school teams at the national tournament.
The top three high school teams at the national tournament were: First place went to Solon High School from Ohio; second place went to Troy High School from California; and third place went to Grand Haven High School.
This was the 22nd consecutive year of competition for Grand Haven High School at the national tournament in the 27-year history of the team, noted Coach Mike Reed.
It was the 10th time finishing in the top three places as a team at the national tournament. The team has earned three first places, five second places and two third places through the years.
“We had a great time in Orlando, and our third place finish is outstanding,” Reed said. “A lot of work was done by everyone involved from the beginning of our season in December until last weekend and the results speak to the preparation and efforts by everyone associated with our team.”
Medals were also awarded to Grand Haven participants in 23 individual events of the Olympiad.
First place - Microbe Mission by Sophie Scholtz and Rebecca Shay.
Second place – Astronomy by Leah Matchett and Hannah Wampler; Helicopters by Ethan McMillan and Lucas Wilder;
Water Quality by Sophie Scholtz and Katie Wampler.
Third place - Disease Detective by Terry Greene and Sophie Scholtz; Dynamic Planet by Perry Benson and Hannah Wampler; Gravity Vehicle by Ethan McMillan and Eric VanDyke; Write It, Do It by Hannah Wampler and Lucas Wilder.
Fourth place – Forestry by Kaia Hayes and Sophie Scholtz;
Remote Sensing by Ethan Koeppe and Hannah Wampler;
Rocks and Minerals by Leah Matchett and Hannah Wampler.
Fifth place - Anatomy and Physiology by Karl Johnson and Sophie Scholtz.
Ninth place – Forensics by Terry Greene and Katie Wampler; Sounds of Music by Scott Peters and Rebecca Shay.
Tenth place - Experimental Design by Karl Johnson, Rebecca Shay and Katie Wampler.
Eleventh place – Towers by Eric VanDyke and Lucas Wilder.
Fifteenth place - Fermi Questions by Eric Bruch and Scott Peters.
Twenty-first place - Protein Modeling by Eric Bruch, Sophie Scholtz and Rebecca Shay.
Twenty-second place - Robot Arm by Terry Greene and Lucas Wilder; Thermodynamics by Eric Bruch and Leah Matchett.
Twenty-third place - Chemistry Lab by Eric Bruch and Leah Matchett.
Twenty-eighth place - Technical Problem Solving by Eric Bruch and Karl Johnson.
Twenty-ninth place – Optics by Eric Bruch and Karl Johnson.
Other team members include: Braeton Ardell, Olin Johnson, Allison Lutz, Michael Michalski, Collin Saunders, Cory Spelde, Caleb Staskiewicz, Clark Teeple and Frank Worrell.