Casady's Science Olympiad Teams Win State Tournament
Casady School successfully defended its 2016 state championship by taking first place in both B and C Divisions of the team competitions of the 2017 Oklahoma Science Olympiad State Tournament.
Casady's teams will represent the state of Oklahoma at the National Science Olympiad Tournament at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
The state tournament is the culmination of multiple events that began in the fall. At the state tournament, 22 Division B teams and 11 Division C teams competed in 46 events during a full day of spirited competition at the tournament held on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Students in sixth through 12th grades compete in various STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) ranging from astronomy and food science, to game design, computer coding, and wind power.
Division B: 1st Place Casady MS B2; 2nd Place Whittier MS B21, Norman; 3rd Place Central MS B1, Bartlesville; 4th Place Sequoyah MS B9, Claremore
Division C: 1st Place Casady HS C3; 2nd Place Jenks HS C8, Jenks;3rd Place Southmoore HS C10, Moore; 4th Place Putnam City HS C6. Oklahoma City
"The story of this tournament is not just in the results," according to the Oklahoma Science Olympiad website. "It starts with all of the coaches and students who made up the 43 member teams that participated in the Oklahoma Science Olympiad this year. Their hard work, dedication and persistence through a season that began with the first training conference in September shows in the consistent growth and learning that was on exhibit Saturday and throughout the year."
Casady's Science Olympiad program began in 2012. With hard work and determination Casady has represented the state of Oklahoma at the National Science Olympiad Tournament the past five years. As Science Olympiad continues to grow in Oklahoma, Casady students strive to match the accomplishments of past seasons. This is the sixth season for our Division B team, and as the five-time defending State Champions, the students have attended the Science Olympiad National Tournament every year they have competed. The Division C team is in its fourth season and is the defending State Champion and veteran of three trips to the Science Olympiad National Tournament.