Congratulations to the top finishers and competitors from Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) for their success at last weekend’s Science Olympiad State Tournament held at Indiana University.
In the high school division, Bloomington High School South finished second overall with Bloomington High School North finishing fifth overall. In the middle school division, Jackson Creek Middle School finished 6th overall, Tri-North Middle School finished eighth overall, and Batchelor Middle School finished 36th.
Scheduled events at the State Science Olympiad Tournament included twenty-three science competitions in both the middle and high school divisions. The competitions are in all areas of science, including Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Geology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics.
According to the Science Olympiad website, they are a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes. Indiana Science Olympiad is a State level organization which operates independently of Science Olympiad. Because of the history and nature of Science Olympiad, the function of the two entities, Science Olympiad and Indiana Science Olympiad, is interdependent.
This post was created in collaboration with Andrew Clampitt, Public Relations and Information Officer, Monroe County Community School Corporation.
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