Etched in Stone

Science Olympiad wins back-to-back state championships

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Photo Credit: Trevor Long

Science Olympiad Team 1 took first place at the state competition Saturday, April 15. Photo Credit: Jason Long

On Saturday, April 15, Fossil Ridge High School’s Science Olympiad teams 1 and 2 took first and fourth place, respectively, at the state competition in Golden, Colorado. Out of 23 events, team 1 had great success in 18, winning 12 gold and 3 silver and bronze medals. Team 2 medaled in 6 events, receiving first place once, second place three times, and third place twice. This is the third time Fossil’s Science Olympiad team has won the state competition, and the first time they will be going to nationals back-to-back. Of the team, Science Olympiad sponsor Dan Dannahower said, “We have many talented science-minded students in the club who work very hard to prepare for these competitions. Once again, their hard work and dedication has paid off.”

Science Olympiad’s team 2 took fourth place in the state competition Saturday, April 15 in Golden, Colorado. Photo Credit: Trevor Long

Some of the events the team took first place in include Anatomy, Astronomy, Chemistry Lab, Forensics, Hovercraft, and Ecology. In these events, students are tested on their science knowledge through actual multiple choice tests, labs, and projects where they have to build and test devices. Most students who join Science Olympiad plan on pursuing a science career in the future, though any student with an interest or curiosity about science is welcomed. Gracie Finnegan, sophomore, said, “I am excited to compete at a higher level and spend time with my friends away from school.” Members of the team will be traveling to Dayton, Ohio on May 19 and 20 for the Science Olympiad National Tournament. The team placed seventeenth in the nation at the event last year and hopes to continue their trend and do even better this year.

About the Writer
Serena Bettis, Editor-in-Chief
Serena Bettis, senior, is entering into her third year on the Etched in Stone staff as this year’s Editor-in-Chief. A four year journalism student, she has high hopes for Etched in Stone this school year, and wants to be able to guide the staff in achieving their goals as much as possible. While Bettis has...
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Science Olympiad wins back-to-back state championships

    2018

    Saying goodbye the the senior class

  • Science Olympiad wins back-to-back state championships

    2018

    Science Olympiad scoops up three medals at Nationals

  • Science Olympiad wins back-to-back state championships

    2018

    The living breathing example of ambition and passion

  • Science Olympiad wins back-to-back state championships

    2018

    DECA members take on nationals

  • Science Olympiad wins back-to-back state championships

    2018

    Seniors declare their decisions on College Signing Day

  • Science Olympiad wins back-to-back state championships

    2018

    Science Olympiad secures spot in Nationals at state competition

  • Science Olympiad wins back-to-back state championships

    2018

    FBLA Sweeps State

  • Science Olympiad wins back-to-back state championships

    2018

    What to Expect for Your AP Tests

  • Science Olympiad wins back-to-back state championships

    2018

    Celebration for further education

  • Science Olympiad wins back-to-back state championships

    2018

    Environmental Leadership Summit inspires young activists

The Student News Site of Fossil Ridge High School
Science Olympiad wins back-to-back state championships