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Students Compete for Gold during Science Olympiad

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

February 22, 2014

Over a thousand students from 30 schools around Virginia gathered at Charlottesville High School (CHS) to compete in this year’s Science Olympiad Regional Tournament.

Schools competed in 20 different events, with judges testing their skills with electronics, robotics, and chemistry.

At the end the best in each event received medals.

One student explained how she prepared for the tournament.

“For me, I just researched the type of questions that might be asked,” said Eliza Cohn, junior at CHS. “You are allowed to bring in a cheat sheet into each thing, so I made a list of everything that I might need.”

“I've been doing practice problems also and putting in that effort.”

“It's a lot of fun and it brings some visibility down here,” says Matt Shields, teacher at CHS. “We're trying to get S.T.E.M. and science some visibility in Central Virginia, so this is a great opportunity for us.”

CHS won several medals last year and was represented by BACON, also known as the Best All-Around Club of Nerds.


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