Be sure to check out yesterday's edition of the Daily Herald: Des Plaines school's science team takes 3rd at state finals
Our Science Olympiad team competed in their final competition at University of Illinois-Urbana, this past weekend earning 5 gold 1st place medals, 1 silver 2nd place, 5 bronze 3rd place, 4 4th place, and top 10 positions in all but 3 events. It was a close competition and our students did their best in the 28 events in which they participated. Coaches and parents are thrilled with the results! Darrin, Erika, and I are so very proud of the efforts of our team and their dedication to Science!
Please help us congratulate our team today!
SAA's Varsity Science Olympiad team competed last weekend at the CLC Regional for Illinois earning an overall 2nd place position, right behind a nationally ranked team. This placement also earned the team a bid to the State Finals in April. Team members earned medals in every single event for the first time in SAA's SO history!
The JV Science Olympiad team also had a great showing with medals in all but 5 events out of 23 and an overall 2nd place finish.
The SO Varsity team heads to the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL on April 16th for their toughest competition yet. The Team Captains state that they are up for the challenge and looking forward to showing their rival teams exactly what SO at SAA is all about! Our teams have been preparing for competition since mid-September and show no signs of slowing down! Please join us in not only congratulating our SO team but also wishing them luck at State!
Our intrepid SO teams did fabulously against 60 very competitive teams at the Wright State University Invitational last Saturday. Our Varsity team finished 10th overall (8 of the teams who beat us went to Nationals for their state last year), and they finished ahead of the 11th ranked team in the nation. Our JV team also did well. In direct competition, they finished 25th overall, meaning they defeated nearly half of the varsity teams in attendance!
Varsity won 1st in Air Trajectory, 8th in Crave The Wave, 6th in Crime Busters, 5th in Dynamic Planet, 1st in Green Generation, 6th in Invasive Species, 6th in Meteorology, 4th in Picture This, 5th in Reach For The Stars, and 4th in Wind Power.
JV won 7th in Green Generation, and 8th in Write It Do It.
Please join us in congratulating our hard-working, talented students and coaches! KABOOM!!!
Science Olympiad had a strong showing at the 2016 ISO Lisle Invitational this past Saturday (1/23) at Lisle Township High School. Our Varsity team earned top medals in 21 of the 23 events including first place medals in Anatomy, Bridge, Crave the Wave, Dynamic Planet, Experimental Design, Food Science, and Picture This.
Our JV also had a great day earning top placement in 19 out of 23 events with first place medals in Air Trajectory, Bio-Process, Dynamic Planet, Green Generation, and Invasive Species.
Illinois Invitationals do not offer overall team placements and trophies like other states do, but unofficially, SAA would be ranked 1st in both JV and Varsity according to the overall results and medal count.
We are very proud of all our participants and are now gearing up for our toughest competition at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio on February 6. Our team will be competing against nationally ranked teams including the number one team in the nation from Texas! We would like to thank all members of the SAA community for continuing to support our kiddos as they pursue their dreams in science exploration!
Learn more about the Science Olympiad Team win in this article:
KABOOM! Science & Arts Academy Takes 3rd Place at
Illinois Science Olympiad State Finals
The SAA Varsity Team earned medals in the following events: Bio-Process, Bridge, Can't Judge a Powder, Crime Busters, Disease Detectives, Entomology, Fossils, Green Generation, Robo-Cross, Road Scholar, Solar System, and Wheeled Vehicle. The SAA Junior Varsity Team also earned medals in the following trial events: Game On and Invasive Species.
On Saturday, March 7th, the SAA Science Olympiad Team successfully defended their first place title at the Neuqua Valley High School Science Olympiad Regional Competition. This first place finish earned them a bid to the Science Olympiad State Competition, which takes place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, April 18th. The Neuqua Valley Regional was such a great experience," shared 7th grader Isabella. "It was so exciting to receive first place, and I really believe that we are on a great trajectory for State!"
Twenty-eight fifth through eighth grade students from Science & Arts Academy competed against students from eleven other schools in twenty-three events, ranging from Green Generation to Air Trajectory. Events included both study events as well as student-build events, such as Bottle Rockets, Gliders, and Wheeled Vehicles. The SAA Varsity team placed first in thirteen of the twenty-three events, and placed second in seven events. The SAA Junior Varsity team placed either first or second in every event offered. "We are extremely proud of our team's effort all season. We could not accomplish this level of success without our parents, coaches, and students," said Coach Barbara Goldstein.
It was with great pleasure we announce the results from the
Science Olympiad National Competition. After an exhausting few
days of competition in Florida, our Olympians were awarded an
impressive 14th place ranking! Despite tough competitors,
including top-ranked National teams, we were awarded 4 medals!
We were also received the coveted Spirit Award for an exemplary
team as well as $2000 for our team! Congrats to the entire team,
coaches, and parents for their hard work, dedication, and support!
The following events earned medals:
Metric Mastery - 3rd Place: Xander & Lucas
Rotor Egg Drop – 5th Place: Matthew & Lanie
Wheeled Vehicle – 5th Place: James & Ben
Water Quality – 3rd Place - James & Katie
Additionally, Emily & Isabella were featured the front cover of the Orlando Sentinel!