Diamond Bar, Hacienda, Rowland and Walnut schools advance in Science Olympiad


Science Olympiad teams from Diamond Bar,
Rowland and Walnut Highs qualified for the state championships during
the regional tournament on Feb. 25. The teams competed against 46 teams
at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

The Walnut team took fourth place, the best ever according to adviser Tony Goossens.

The Brahmas team took eighth place, while its custom-designed
helicopter won first place. The team is advised by teachers Angela
Jensvold and Teresa Hebert.

Rowland Unified sent teams from Alvarado Intermediate, Rowland High School, Ybarra Academy and Hurley Elementary. All brought home medals. Rowland High placed seventh out of 44 high schools.

Hacienda La Puente Unified sent 24 teams with 375 students to the Olympiad. This included 16 elementary schools, six middle schools and two high schools.

Mesa Robles came in ninth and will be going to the state competition in April.

Read more in Rich Irwin’s story OLYMPIAD.