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.
The MIHS Computer Repair Club is running a used technology donation drive on Saturday, December 9th from 1pm-4 pm at Mercer Island High School.
In October and November students at Crest Learning Center have been doing a multi-modal examination of Asian American experiences and history in the United States.
The student broadcasters at Mercer Island High School’s radio station, KMIH 88.9 The Bridge, have come away with three top honors at the annual John Drury Broadcasting Awards in Chicago.
On Monday, the Marching Band will appear on the Today Show on NBC. The band’s appearance on the Today Show will highlight their participation and performance in the parade. The Today Show can be seen on KING 5 starting at 7am. While exact times the band will be on are subject to change, it is anticipated the band segments on the Today Show will be at 8:30am and 8:52am.
FOX 13 Seattle shows Good Day Seattle and Studio 13 Live highlighted Mercer Island High School students, classes, and programs this morning with live segments on their shows.