SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM PLACES THIRD AT STATE
On Saturday April 15th, the Science Olympiad Team competed in twenty-five academic events at the Washington State, Science Olympiad Tournament, at Highline College, in Des Moines, Washington.
At Regionals in March, two Skyridge teams, and Liberty took the top 3 spots and qualified to compete at State. This is the second year in a row that 2 Skyridge teams have qualified for State, and is quite an accomplishment.
The Skyhawks then faced the other top twenty middle school teams from around the state (twenty-two teams competed).
Events are science and engineering focused; some students competed in building bottle rockets, hover crafts, and ultra light airplanes, while others were tested on their knowledge in a variety of scientific fields.
After finishing 4th and 14th last year, the Skyhawks trophied this year, placing 3rd and 13th, a Camas best for the middle school division!
Interestingly, the team’s win was achieved by a broad, above average performance by everyone involved, and in the end, the Blue Team’s final point totals beat out many teams that had won first place medals in individual events. A great lesson, and truly a great team effort.