Local students bring home national science awards
By Matt Mikus email@example.com May 18, 2013 8:46PM
Members and coaches of the Thomas Jefferson Middle School science olympiad team pose for a team portait outside the Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State University in Dayton, OH. Saturday May 18, 2013. | Andy Lavalley~Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 20, 2013 4:20PM
DAYTON, Ohio — Northwest Indiana students from Munster High School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Valparaiso took home a number of awards this year at the 29th Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament.
Munster took home three awards with a fourth place in the Elastic Launch Glider, and sixth place in both the Write It/Do It and Dynamic Planet competitions.
Thomas Jefferson received four awards, including a second place in the Boomilever event, third place in the Mission Possible competition, fifth place in the Reach for the Stars event, and fourth place in the Mousetrap vehicle race.
The Science Olympiad brings 120 different teams from both high school and middle schools around the country, advancing from state competitions.
The competition includes 23 different events, ranging from experiments in robotics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology and engineering.