Cy Falls HS, Anthony MS three-peat at Science Olympiad competition

February 14, 2018

Anthony Middle School’s Science Olympiad team won its third consecutive district championship, totaling 39 points in the Feb. 10 competition at Cypress Lakes High School.
Anthony Middle School’s Science Olympiad team won its third consecutive district championship, totaling 39 points in the Feb. 10 competition at Cypress Lakes High School.

Feb. 14, 2018—Students from Cypress Falls High School and Anthony Middle School extended their winning streaks, as each group again defended their District Science Olympiad championship from a year ago at the 2018 competition, held Feb. 10 at Cypress Lakes High School.

Cypress Falls scored 58 points (lowest score wins) to again claim the C Division championship (high school), ahead of runner-up Langham Creek High School (63 points) and third-place Cypress Ranch High School (91 points).

Cypress Falls High School won its third straight District Science Olympiad C Division championship on Feb. 10 at Cypress Lakes High School.
Cypress Falls High School won its third straight District Science Olympiad C Division championship on Feb. 10 at Cypress Lakes High School.

“The competition this past weekend was stiff,” said Jennifer Wuellner, Cypress Falls Science Olympiad sponsor. “Hats off to the Langham team who definitely gave us a run for our money. Our team was excited to once again bring home the district title. As Eagles, we strive to maintain a standard of excellence each year. It takes discipline and hard work. Winning a championship is never easy. Each year is a new challenge.”

In the B Division, or middle school competition, Anthony totaled 39 points to claim the championship, finishing ahead of runner-up Hopper Middle School (78 points) and Spillane Middle School (80 points).

“We are proud that this team met the goal of being district champions for the third straight year,” said Lawrence Witt, Anthony Science Olympiad sponsor. “Now their goal is to qualify for state again for the fourth straight year. With continued hard work and the support of the Anthony community, these Ravens will ‘Rise’ to the challenge.”

Hopper Middle School students Reily Mejia (on stairs) and Joshua White compete in the Naked Egg Drop at the District Science Olympiad championship Feb. 10 at Cypress Lakes High School.
Hopper Middle School students Reily Mejia (on stairs) and Joshua White compete in the Naked Egg Drop at the District Science Olympiad championship Feb. 10 at Cypress Lakes High School.

In all, 11 high schools and eight middle schools competed in Science Olympiad. Hundreds of students competed in competition events led by teachers, curriculum coaches and volunteers.

High school events included Anatomy & Physiology, Astronomy, Chemistry, Code Busters, Disease Detective, Dynamic Planet, Ecology, Forensics, Game On, Helicopters, Herpetology, Microbe Missions, Mission Possible, Mousetrap Vehicle, Rocks & Minerals, Science Word, Towers, We’ve Got Your Number, WiFi Lab and Write It/Do It.

Goodson Middle School students Jacqueline Salas (left) and Nikitha Ayyappan participate in the District Science Olympiad B Division championships Feb. 10 at Cypress Lakes High School.
Goodson Middle School students Jacqueline Salas (left) and Nikitha Ayyappan participate in the District Science Olympiad B Division championships Feb. 10 at Cypress Lakes High School.

The middle school competition included events such as Anatomy & Physiology, Battery Buggy, Crime Busters, Disease Detective, Dynamic Planet, Ecology, Fast Facts, Herpetology, Hovercraft, Meteorology, Microbe Missions, Mystery Architecture, Naked Egg Drop, Optics, Picture This, Potions & Poisons, Road Scholar, Rocks & Minerals, Roller Coaster, Solar System, Towers, We’ve Got Your Number, Wright Stuff and Write It/Do It.

Cypress Falls High School junior Relena Lai competes in the Helicopter event at the District Science Olympiad C Division championships. Cypress Falls won its third consecutive title with 58 total points.
Cypress Falls High School junior Relena Lai competes in the Helicopter event at the District Science Olympiad C Division championships. Cypress Falls won its third consecutive title with 58 total points.

Anthony Middle School students Madeline Walters (left) and Taylor St. Fleur participate in the District Science Olympiad B Division championships Feb. 10 at Cypress Lakes High School.
Anthony Middle School students Madeline Walters (left) and Taylor St. Fleur participate in the District Science Olympiad B Division championships Feb. 10 at Cypress Lakes High School.

All teams will now move on to Regional Science Olympiad competitions, which determine teams that will qualify for Texas Science Olympiad, to be held April 20-21 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.

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