Troy High School And Solon Middle School Teams Crowned Champions At 34th Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament

by STEMconnector


May 20, 2018 — FORT COLLINS, Colorado | Student teams from Troy High School in Fullerton, California, and Solon Middle School in Solon, Ohio, took top honors at the 34th Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament at Colorado State University on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

“We are proud of the achievements of these winning teams and know their schools and communities will welcome them home like champions,” said Dr. Gerard Putz, Science Olympiad president and co-founder. “These students and teachers exemplify the best America has to offer in science, technology, engineering and math.”

One of the nation’s most prestigious science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions, Science Olympiad brings together 120 winning middle school and high school teams advancing from state-level competitions this past spring. Rigorous hands-on and lab events led by experts from government agencies, top universities, industry and Science Olympiad state chapters cover topics in engineering, physics, epidemiology, astronomy, chemistry, meteorology and coding. A full list of 2018 national tournament award recipients and official tournament results, including event-by-event scoring is posted here:

https://www.soinc.org/2018-national-tournament-info

Other top high school (Division C) winners at the National Tournament include:

  • Second: Mason High School, Mason, Ohio
  • Third: Harriton High School, Rosemont, Pennsylvania
  • Fourth: Solon High School, Solon, Ohio
  • Fifth: Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, Minnesota
  • Sixth: Seven Lakes High School, Katy, Texas
  • Seventh: Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, California
  • Eighth: West Windsor Plainsboro High School South, Plainsboro, New Jersey
  • Ninth: Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton, Massachusetts
  • Tenth: William G. Enloe High School, Raleigh, North Carolina

Other top middle school (Division B) winners at the National Tournament include:

  • Second: Daniel Wright Junior High School, Lincolnshire, Illinois
  • Third: Community Middle School, Plainsboro, New Jersey
  • Fourth: Kennedy Middle School, Cupertino, California
  • Fifth: Springhouse Middle School, Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Sixth: Piedmont IB Middle School, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Seventh: Meads Mill Middle School, Northville, Michigan
  • Eighth: Beckendorff Junior High School, Katy, Texas
  • Ninth: Jeffrey Trail Middle School, Irvine, California
  • Tenth: Longfellow Middle School, Falls Church, Virginia

Teams from Archimedean Middle Conservatory in Miami, Florida and National Cathedral School in Washington, DC, earned the 2018 Lockheed Martin Spirit Award (including $2,000 for their team), which recognizes schools whose team members exhibit sportsmanship, teamwork, team spirit and respect that exemplifies the spirit of Science Olympiad competition. In addition, Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and Slauson Middle School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the DuPont Team Enterprise Awards, recognizing a breakout performance by a team at the National Tournament.

Solon Middle School in Solon, Ohio won 1st Place in the Middle School division of the Science Olympiad National Tournament

Science Olympiad is supported nationally by Colorado State University, ArcelorMittal, NASA’s Universe of Learning Astrophysics STEM Learning & Literacy Network, Combined Federal Campaign, DuPont and the DuPont Center for Collaborative Research and Education, DuPont Pioneer, Lockheed Martin, NBC Universal Foundation, Ward’s Science, ACE Hardware, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Texas Instruments, VWR Foundation, OSA Foundation, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, SPIE, Academy of Model Aeronautics, Investing in Communities, MAKE Magazine, SkyCiv, Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Yale Young Global Scholars, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), Hardware Science, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Million Women Mentors (MWM) and Code.org. Local supporting sponsors are Colorado State University, Noosa Yoghurt, Ball Aerospace and HP as well as several CSU departments.

Science Olympiad is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of science education, increase interest in science, attract more students to science careers, foster teamwork, emphasize the problem-solving aspects of science and develop a technologically literate workforce. It has produced a generation of alumni who fill the hallways of top universities and corporations around the globe.