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.
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The Mercer Island High School Science Club took three teams to the regional Science Olympiad in Longview, Washington, on March 4.
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