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The Road to Semi-State

Updated: Mar 5, 2019

The Science Olympiad team has had quite a run so far this season, having competed at three invitationals and regionals, and they still have the opportunity to shine in their upcoming competition.

On February 13th, both the varsity and JV team competed at the Goshen Regional. The varsity team came in 5th place, qualifying our Cavemen for semi-state for the second year in a row, and the JV team came in a close 7th place. Many members of the team placed in events including Cody Lambert and Charlie McGarry earning 3rd in Air Trajectory and 2nd in Wright Stuff. David Milhander and Ceci Taylor earned 4th in It's About Time. David Milhander and Zach Wheatley earned 3rd in Green Generations. Taylor Matherly and Jamison Sanders earned 4th in Astronomy. Finally, Kati Vandygriff and Natalia Bator earned 3rd in Disease Detectives. The rankings of all of the events provided the score needed for the team to qualify for semi-state. Natalia Bator, a first-year member, says, “I think this season has gone really well for all of us. We've all had challenges, but we have learned to work harder and to overcome those challenges that stand in our way. It's great to know that our hard work has paid off and that we are on our way to semi-state.”

Semi-state will be hosted at Ivy Tech Lafayette on March 5th. Depending on the placement of the team, they could qualify to move onto state. The Science Olympiad team is led by Ms. B and, in response to the success of the season thus far, she says, “The team has worked exceptionally hard this year again and are reaping the benefits. I could not be prouder that we are off to semi-state for the second year in a row because of their hard work and dedication. I cannot wait to see what they can do at semi-state and hoping for a return trip to state again this year.”

The team will continue to practice until March 5th rolls around in the hopes to qualify for state once again. Be sure to wish the team luck before they head off to compete at semi-state!

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