Science Olympiad Competition

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Kimiya Monfared, 11,organizes her box for the Science Olympiad competition. Photo by K. Dunham

BY KYLER DUNHAM

Science Olympiad members woke up early to get a start on their day, heading into the most recent competition. The competition took place at Andover Central High on Feb. 25.

“The competition depends on your event, so there are 20 events and you get designated to a certain number,” Kimiya Monfared, 11, said. “I had two tests I had to take. The last one I had to identify a lot of different rocks.”

The members are competing against 12 different schools and every person competing has a different topic they are assigned to cover.

“Some are testing events, some are notebooks to take in with you and some are building events,” Ella Reed, 12, said. “If you have a building event you have to get whatever you are building set up and then test it and get it ready for the event before hand.”

At the end of the competition each school gets scored based on their separate events.  

“In the competition I got first in micro missions, third in ecology, fifth in disease detectives and fourth in dynamic planet,” Jordan Tran, 9, said. “I decided to join Science Olympiad because it is a fun club.”

With so many events in the competition each student gets an opportunity to explore different events. They will also get to participate in different events that other students may not compete in.

“My three events were invasive species, wind power and dynamic planet,” Jillian Tung, 9, said.  “I decided to join Science Olympiad because I did it in middle school and I really liked it.”

Kimiya Monfared, 11,organizes her box for the Science Olympiad competition. Photo by K. Dunham
Kimiya Monfared, 11,organizes her box for the Science Olympiad competition. Photo by K. Dunham