Published on March 31, 2023
Last weekend, both our Middle School and our High School Science Olympiad teams competed at the Regional Tournament held at Millersville University.
Science Olympiad is a national competition focused on science, math, and technology. Teams in the program face off against other schools in their region, then state, then the country in a variety of disciplines from biology, chemistry, physical science, earth and space, geology, engineering, technology, and computer science. There are various divisions of Science Olympiad including elementary, middle, and high school programs. Each division has 23 unique and rotating events that students learn, collaborate on, specialize in, and ultimately compete within. The events themselves can be knowledge-based, skill-based, and lab based in nature.
In each competition (regionals, states, and nationals) students compete in individual events (23 in total), in which they can earn medals based on their placements (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.). Teams also get a team score based on how students do in all of their events cumulatively. Teams can win trophies for their school and qualify for high-level competitions (like states and nationals) based on these scores.
Our Middle School team placed 9th out of 16 teams and our High School team placed 8th out of 23 teams.
We received medals in the following competitions:
Middle School Medals
3rd - Crime Busters
4th - Dynamic Planet
4th - Sounds of Music
4th - Storm the Castle
5th - Experimental Design
High School Medals
1st - Write It Do It
2nd - Experimental Design
3rd - Detector Builder
4th - Forestry
4th - Scrambler
The following students participated in the event:
Middle School Team
7th Graders - Ariel Bondarchuk, Anya Dwivedi, Robert Heinl, Miriam Jackson, Caleb Jerchau, Cameron Martens
8th Graders - Trey Bergman, Ian Boltz, Tim Jackson, Rivers Smoker, Axel Stauffer, Shepherd Todd, Akaylee Torres, Cody Weaver
High School Team
9th Graders - Ian Davis, Hayden Eby, Lizzy Matthews, Rya McKain, Alivia Myers
10th Graders - Ansh Dwivedi, Crystal Kirui, Patryk Palmer
11th Graders - Logan Fraunfelter, Johnny Kellogg, Foster Shrom, Rebekah Trovinger, Maggie Turner, Jacob Vance
12th Graders - Lily Grisbacher
"Overall, it's been a great season. The kids came together as a team, had a lot of individual successes over the year, and seemed to enjoy spending time with one another doing something they love, namely Science." - Mr. Lee Walter, Middle School Science Teacher, and Science Olympiad Advisor.
Congratulations to our teams on another fantastic season!