Last spring, Casady's Science Olympiad Teams successfully defended their title of Oklahoma Science Olympiad Champions by taking first place in both B and C Divisions of the team competitions.
Winning the state tournament led to both teams traveling to the National Science Olympiad Tournament to represent Oklahoma at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. This was the eighth year for Division B to represent the state of Oklahoma at the national tournament, and the sixth year for Division C.
The success of the Science Olympiad program is no accident. The Middle and Upper Division students and the faculty who coach the teams can often be found on campus on Saturdays working on their projects and preparing for competition. Students began preparing for this year's Science Olympiad season in September and participate in tournaments both locally and as far away as Kansas and Missouri throughout the year.
"Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets," as stated on the Science Olympiad website. "Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal."
Last weekend, the Science Olympiad teams competed in a tournament at Jenks High School where schools from Oklahoma, Texas, and Missouri were present for the competition.
Casady's Division B (grades 6-9) had two teams earn second place, while the third team ended in 12th place out of 21 teams competing in Division B. The Division C (grades 10-12) Cyclones had one team finish in first place out of 18 teams while the second Casady team took seventh place.
We look forward to seeing the Science Olympiad Teams continue to grow and compete all year!
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