The Clinton High School Science Olympiad Team is off to a great start for the 2016 competition season.
The North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 that brings all students who are interested in STEM careers in North Carolina together to compete in several events in different subjects, focusing on strengthening skills in science and thought processing.
The CHS Science Olympiad Team has been competing since 2013, and in this first year the students participated in the Regional Science Olympiad, winning 4th place out of 18 competing schools. The team traveled to competition again the following year, and they placed 3rd out of 21 schools, qualifying for the State level competition at North Carolina State University.
The CHS Science Olympiad Team is made up of 15 dedicated and passionate science students representing all four high school grade levels: Lindy Bustabad (Team Captain), Amaya Apolinario, Anna Emanuel, Diana Galvan, Alex Hales, Lukas Jerez, Parker Johnson, Kala King, Marilyn Lopez, Tina Moore, Thomas Paniagua, Marcos Resendiz, Nicole Spell, Edgar Valle, and Lauryn Worley. The team rigorously began preparing for competition at the start of the new year with practices each week during and after the school day.
On March 19, 2016, the CHS Science Olympiad Team and accompanying coaches will travel to Lenoir Community College in Kinston for the Regional North Carolina Science Olympiad.
CHS will be 1 of 18 schools vying for the top spots at the competition and the qualification to advance to the State level. CHS will be competing in 23 total events at competition, and the team members are each given 2-3 events to prepare for, some of which include Air Trajectory, Anatomy & Physiology, Cell Biology, Bridge, Forensics, Disease Detectives, Wind Power, Bottle Rocket, Food Science, Dynamic Planet, etc. S
ome of these events are skills events in which students prepare for a written test or examination, and others are building events in which students build working devices to compete against other schools. The students have been preparing and will continue to prepare until the date of competition, and they plan to represent Clinton High and Clinton City Schools with excellence at the Regional Competition.