Booth Top Finisher at National Science Olympiad

Tue, 05/22/2007 - 4:30pm
By: The Citizen

The Science Olympiad team at J.C. Booth Middle is one of the best in the nation and they proved it again this weekend with their top three finish at the national competition.

Booth competed against 59 teams from 41 states to take third place overall in national rankings at the 23rd annual National Science Olympiad held at Wichita State University.

The team competed in 23 different events earning top six finishes in seven: Disease Detectives, third; Don’t Bug Me, fourth; Meteorology, second; Rocks and Minerals, second; Science Word, fourth; Simple Machines, first and Wheeled Vehicle, sixth.

This year marked Booth’s 14th trip to nationals to represent Georgia after taking first place at the Georgia Science Olympiad earlier this year.

Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, creating a passion for learning science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. To be successful at the tournaments, students must demonstrate an understanding and mastery of science, mathematics and technology concepts that require not only knowledge and problem-solving skills but also the ability to work together as a group.

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