Hacienda La Puente Unified students came away with many medals in the Science Olympiad this year. In April, Mesa Robles Middle School took third in the Southern California State Science Olympiad competition in Anaheim. Earlier in the year, they came in second place overall out of 40 teams in the regional contest.
Grazide Elementary came in first overall out of 51 teams in the region, according to teacher Andrea Brown. Los Molinos and Los Altos Elementary Schools also won gold medals.
The district’s 22 schools did so well, that the school board held a special meeting at La Puente High School to recognize the students and their coaches.
Brown said the district had a total of 27 teams entered in this year’s Science Olympiad. Each team had 15 students and 2 alternates. Which meant, the district had almost 400 students involved in this year’s competition.
Read more in Rich Irwin’s story Olympiad