Julien Elementary School students Parker Boom and Megan Van Hoogmoed took home the top spot in the "Rock Hound" category at the 2012 Stanislaus County Office of Education Elementary Science Olympiad, held Saturday in Modesto. In Rock Hound students must identify types of rocks and minerals.
Other top five local finishers were:
• Julien (Blue)- Connor Old, Ezteran Lopez, 5th place in Orienteering
• Julien (Blue)- Anna Lima, Mehr Sahota, 3rd place in Straw Egg Drop
• Julien (Blue)- Parker Boom, Mehr Sahota, Megan Van Hoogmoed, 2nd place in Food Web Owl Pellets
• Julien (White)- Emily Ngo, Lauren Gomez, 5th place in Rock Hound
• Dennis Earl- Sam Wilson, Sid Loncaric, 4th place in Rubber band Catapult
• Chatom- Ashley Hernandez, Danielle Franco, 3rd place in Crime Busters