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Cy Falls HS, Anthony MS defend Science Olympiad championships

February 15, 2017

Cypress Falls High School’s Science Olympiad team defended its district title with 42 total points in the Feb. 11 competition hosted by Cypress Lakes High School.
Cypress Falls High School’s Science Olympiad team defended its district title with 42 total points in the Feb. 11 competition hosted by Cypress Lakes High School.

Feb. 15, 2017—Students from Cypress Falls High School and Anthony Middle School successfully defended their District Science Olympiad championships from 2016 at the 2017 competition, held Feb. 11 at Cypress Lakes High School.

Cypress Falls scored 42 points (lowest score wins) to reclaim the C Division, or high school, title, ahead of runner-up Langham Creek (93 points) and third-place Cypress Ranch (105 points).

Anthony Middle School won its second straight District Science Olympiad B Division championship on Feb. 11 at Cypress Lakes High School.
Anthony Middle School won its second straight District Science Olympiad B Division championship on Feb. 11 at Cypress Lakes High School. 

“I have been super impressed at the dedication of this year’s team,” said Jennifer Wuellner, Cypress Falls Science Olympiad sponsor. “They continue to strive for excellence, outdoing their previous performance as the year has progressed. They are truly soaring like Eagles.”

In the B Division, or middle school competition, Anthony won with 47 points, ahead of runner-up Hopper Middle School (101 points) and third-place Kahla Middle School (115 points).

Langham Creek High School was the runner-up in the C Division at the District Science Olympiad competition on Feb. 11 at Cypress Lakes.
Langham Creek High School was the runner-up in the C Division at the District Science Olympiad competition on Feb. 11 at Cypress Lakes. 

“It was rewarding for the coaches to see the growth in our team during the year,” said Lawrence Witt, Anthony Science Olympiad sponsor. “This team has eighth-grade students that started Science Olympiad when Anthony opened and others that just started this year. One goal this team had was to bring first place back to ‘The Nest’ and they did it. The success of our team is based on the hard work of our Anthony staff, parents and students. Now the team’s goal is to place first at regional and qualify for state.”

Cypress Ranch High School placed third in the C Division of the District Science Olympiad competition on Feb. 11.
Cypress Ranch High School placed third in the C Division of the District Science Olympiad competition on Feb. 11. 

All 11 high schools and 10 middle schools competed in Science Olympiad. A total of 417 students competed in a series of events run by teachers, curriculum coaches and volunteers. High school events included:

  • Astronomy, Chemistry Lab (Theromodynamics/Gas Laws), Disease Detective (Food Illness), Dynamic Planet (Tectonics), Ecology, Electric Vehicle, Forensics, Game On, Helicopters, Hovercraft, Hydrogeology, Invasive Species, Material Science, Microbe Missions, Robot Arm, Rocks and Minerals, Towers, Write It/Do It, Fermi Questions, Picture This, Roller Coaster and We’ve Got Your Number.

 

Middle school events included:

  • Anatomy & Physiology (Nervous, Sense Organs, Endocrine), Bottle Rocket, Disease Detective (Food Illness), Dynamic Planet (Tectonics), Ecology, Fast Facts, Food Science, Invasive Species, Meteorology (Severe Storm, Microbe Mission, Mission Possible, Optics, Reach for the Stars, Road Scholar, Rocks and Minerals, Scrambler, Towers, Wind Power, Wright Stuff, Write It/Do It, Potions & Poisons, Roller Coaster, Science Word, Texas Wildflowers and We’ve Got Your Number.

Hopper Middle School placed second in the B Division of the District Science Olympiad competition.
Hopper Middle School placed second in the B Division of the District Science Olympiad competition. 

All teams will now move on to Regional Science Olympiad competitions, which will determine which teams advance to Texas Science Olympiad, to be held April 21-22 at Texas A&M University. For more information on regional and state tournaments, visit the Science Olympiad website at: http://outreach.science.tamu.edu/scienceolympiad.php.

Kahla Middle School placed third in the B Division of the District Science Olympiad competition.
Kahla Middle School placed third in the B Division of the District Science Olympiad competition.

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