2011 Science Olympiad National Competitors!!
The Centerville High School team placed 2nd at the National Tournament held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 21, 2011. The team missed their third consecutive national championship by 6 points. Congratulations on a job well done!
Magsig Middle School Finishes 5th In Nation at National Tournament
Magsig, who represented Centerville Science Olympiad in the Middle School Division, finished 5th in the nation at the 2011 National Tournament at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Their 5th place finish is an improvement over the previous 6th place finish at the National Competition last year. Below is a team picture after they'd paraded up on stage to receive the team trophy.
Thanks to all the parents, coaches, alumni and kids who made this year so successful!!!
The Science Olympiad is a national nonprofit organization established in 1983, devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing the student interest in science, and providing recognition of outstanding achievement in science education by students. These goals are accomplished through classroom activities, research, training workshops, and the encouragement of intramural, district, regional, state, and national tournaments.
The Science Olympiad Tournaments are academic interscholastic competitions, which consist of 23 events for which students prepare during the year. These challenging and motivational events are well balanced among the various science disciplines: biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, physical science, astronomy, anthropology, engineering, medicine, computers, and technology. There is a balance between events requiring knowledge of science facts, concepts, processes, skills, and application.
The Centerville Science Olympiad teams would like to thank the following companies and organizations for their generous support this season.