On Saturday, March 21 a team of high school and middle school students left school at 5:30am to compete in the Science Olympiad regional competition. The students have been preparing for this event since September, working hard to get ready for competition. They have attended weekly practice sessions, given up weekends for extra practice and competed in their first invitational event.
The competition was held at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, and saw over 50 teams compete across all the scientific disciplines in 23 different events. It was a busy day but the teams were super; they supported each other and their team spirit shone through. Their commitment throughout the year paid off with Medals for 13 of the 15 strong middle school team members in nine events and a further three medals for the high school team. The jangle of medals made for very happy students on the return to the bus, and they enjoyed a fun celebration on Wednesday.
Air Trajectory – Franklin and Nicholas
Anatomy and Physiology – Anna and Aoife
Bridges – Rojaun and Rachel
Crave the Wave – Franklin and Filip
Green Generation – Lucy and Laken
Meteorology – Laken and Rojaun
Picture This – Alicia, Lucy and Aysu
Robocross – Nicholas and Adam
Simple machines – Fay and Aysu
Protein Modelling – Simon, Kate and Mei Ling
Geological Mapping - Zana and Quinton
Forensics - Kira and Zana
- Katie Jordan, Science Teacher