The 10-member Delano Middle School Science Olympiad team, comprised of students in grades 8 and 9, placed 8th out of 30 teams at a state competition held at the University of St. Thomas in March. Team members Eric Palan, Katie Hemmingway and Chloe Litts also brought home individual medals. Science Olympiad team members are, left to right, Carter Peterson, Steve Hartman, Katie Hemmingway, Eric Palan, Drake Meyer, Noah Schmidt, Lars Osmon, Seth Thoelke, Chloe Litts and Andrea Race. This smaller than average team took 8th place in a state completion that included 30 teams. Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of grades k through 12 science education by increasing student interest in science.