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Brookings Schools Win South Dakota Science Olympiad

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota hosted the 37th annual South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament March 20.

Mickelson Middle School and Brookings High School took first place in their divisions, and as a result, they will compete in the virtual National Science Olympiad Tournament hosted by Arizona State University May 21-22.

Full Results


1st Place: Mickelson Middle School, Coach: Marci Green.
2nd Place: Elk Point-Jefferson Middle School, Coach: Angela Peirce.


1st Place: Brookings High School, Coach: Jessica Blocker.
2nd Place: Yankton High School, Coaches: Lindsay Kortan and Ashlee Fleming.
3rd Place: Elk Point-Jefferson High School, Coach: Angela Peirce.

The virtual 37th Annual South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament took place on Saturday, March 20, 2021 hosted by the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

For more information about South Dakota Science Olympiad, visit the state website at or contact Mr. Clark Bennett, state director at or 605-658-5970.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News