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Members of the SCC Science Olympiad team had an impressive showing at the 2014 Science Olympiad Border Battle in River Falls Jan. 25. (Back row, from left): Mrs. Hinzman, Michael Sauer, Joe Berg, Brandon Berg, Claire Hueg, Jordan Bringgold, Ms. Finke. (Seated, from left): Melissa Schmidt-Landin, Mitchell Donahue, Dana Queen and Kerstyn Johnson. (Kneeling, from left): Nick Hammond and Robert McVey. (Submitted photo)

Scientists excel at “Border Battle”

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On Saturday, Jan. 25 eleven St. Croix Central High School students ventured to River Falls to compete in the 2014 Science Olympiad Border Battle competition hosted by UW-River Falls. The team medaled in two events and had strong performances in many others. Brandon Berg and Joe Berg earned second place in Geocaching while Nick Hammond and Melissa Schmidt-Landin earned fourth place in Technical Problem Solving.

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Some other notable results include:

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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