Science Olympiad Teams Bring Home 35 Medals
The Greenhills Upper School Science Olympiad team finished in first place at the Tri-County Science Olympiad held January 8 at Tecumseh High School. The middle school team also had a strong showing, finishing third overall.
Competing against four other schools, the upper school team finished with 10 firsts, six seconds and three thirds in the categories of Experimental Deisgn, Tower Building, Sumo ‘Bots, Disease Detectives and Sounds of Music.
“For a younger, less experienced team overall (we had seven seniors last year), this was a great start to the season,” says coach Martha Friedlander. “With each tournament, the competition gets a little tougher and this gives us the confidence boost we need for that challenge. Our team showed great sportsmanship and willingness to try new things, both valued traits for the season ahead.”
The middle school team (photo below) won first place in six events (Compute This, Crime Busters, Fossils, Shock Value, Solar System and Write it, Do it); second place in six events (Anatomy, Disease Detectives, Dynamic Planet, Ecology, Meterology and Bottle Rockets); and third place in four events (Can’t Judge a Powder, Experimental Design, Road Scholar and Battery Buggy.”
“It was a fun and exciting day,” says coach Deborah Jagers.