The Middle School Science Olympiad team will make their third straight appearance at the state competition on April 28. Fifteen students in grades 6 – 9 will represent WT in the competition.
Science Olympiad is a competition consisting of 23 rigorous, standards-based events in science, technology, and engineering (STEM). Some events require students to prepare for a test about a topic, or a test with specimens - even live animals - while others charge competitors with completing or designing experiments, and even others require students to build a roller coaster for a marble or a battery-powered car in advance of the event and other objects - like bridges and towers - on the spot.
Students began preparing at the beginning of the school year at team practices after school and on weekends.
At the Southwest Pennsylvania Regionals, which were held at California University of Pennsylvania on March 7, the team placed fourth overall. Students were awarded medals in seven categories, including Anatomy & Physiology, Herpetology, Hovercraft, Microbe Mission, and Thermodynamics, among others.We're so proud of all they've accomplished so far and wish them the best of luck at states!