MIHS Science Olympiad Team Qualifies For State Competition
Mercer Island, WA, March 15, 2023 – The Mercer Island High School Science Club took three teams to the regional Science Olympiad in Longview, Washington, on March 4.
The Olympiad was a day-long competition of 22 teams in 24 subject-area events. At the end of the competition MIHS was ranked third overall, including being number 1 in four events.
MIHS placed first in the Astronomy, Disease Detectives, Fermi Questions, and Rocks & Minerals competitions. They placed second in the Dynamic Planet and Remote Sensing competitions.
Rita Harvey is a physics and chemistry teacher, co-chair of the Science Department at MIHS, and the team’s advisor. Harvey says “This is an amazing feat for our teams as some of our competitors came from STEM schools.”
Team A of the three teams has advanced to the State Competition, which takes place April 15 at Eastern Washington University. All three teams meet every Wednesday after school in Harvey’s class. They are now helping fine tune Team A’s knowledge and "build events" for the State Competition.
The National Tournament is May 20 in Wichita, Kansas, at Wichita State University.
Mercer Island High School’s Media Technology, Filmmaking, and Storytelling Class announced today that two student works have been named Best Student Works in the record breaking 44th Annual Telly Awards.
The grant from MISF provided students with two workshops with a guest artist from Seattle Shakespeare. In one of the workshops students were guided by the guest artist in the language, characterization, and world of Shakespeare.
The MIHS team represented Mercer Island by bringing their ‘A’ game to these challenging events by exhibiting poise, determination, grit, creativity, and sheer hard work. There were 253 MIHS DECA students that began the year with the Area 3 DECA competition in January. Five MIHS students made it onto the stage as finalists in Orlando out of the 22,000 students that competed.
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