The Haven Middle School Science Olympiad team placed fifth at the Science Olympiad regional tournament on Mar. 21 at Oakton Community College. The team was awarded medals in 11 of the 23 events that they participated in. With their 5th-place overall finish, the Haven team qualified for the State Science Olympiad Tournament and will be competing against nearly 50 schools at the University of Illinois on April 18. This is the first state appearance for the Haven Science Olympiad team. The team is coached by Haven science teacher Daryl Periman.

Haven team members: Hannah Bambic, Max Bryn, Chloe Chow, Maddie Finkel, Lucas Gover, Rose Houk, Beni Keown, John Martin, Andrew McDermott, Claire McMichael, Matteo Mereu, Joe Meyer, Grace Naquin, Robert Pardoe, Joshua Peng (not pictured) and Aidan Siebert.                      Submitted photo