On Saturday, February 16, Clark Science Olympiad traveled to Ithaca, New York, to compete at the 5th Annual Cornell Invitational. Our 3rd and 4th teams took 21st and 30th, respectively, and we even walked away with medals in 4 events: Experimental Design, Mission Possible, Parasitology, and Sounds of Music. Cornell marked the last of 5 invitationals that Clark Science Olympiad participated in during the 2018-2019 season. This upcoming weekend we compete at home in the Nevada State tournament, and with each of our 4 teams having competed in 2 invitationals this year, we could not be more prepared.
This past Saturday, February 9, 2019, Clark's Black and Gold teams competed at the highly reputable Golden Gate Invitational held at the University of California, Berkeley. After competing on the opposite end of the country at the MIT Invitational in January, expectations and predictions for this west coast competition were high. Clark effectively blew these expectations out of the water, medalling in 13 events, with an 11th place finish from the Gold team, and an impressive 3rd place trophy from the Black team. Needless to say, these accomplishments were unprecedented and by far the most successful performance Clark Science Olympiad has had at such a reputable tournament. We feel nothing but gratification, pride, and determination as we set our sights on victory at State and success at Nationals!
This past Saturday, Clark competed at both the MIT Invitational in Cambridge and Mira Loma Invitational in Sacramento. In December of 2018, we had walked away with 4 medals in 2 events at Troy's Invitational. At MIT, Clark took home 15 medals in 8 different events—many of which were held by freshman for the first time. Congratulations to the team for finishing 9th in one of the most intellectually competitive tournaments in the nation, and for advancing Clark's rank 7 places from last year. And congratulations to the team for a 2nd place Wright Stuff medal in Mira Loma. Clark has 2 invitationals left in 2019 before the state tournament, with our hearts set on nationals, and it seems this past week's invitationals couldn't have set a more perfect stage!
Monday, September 10 will kick off this season's Clark Science Olympiad tryouts! Member, make sure to pay your membership fee and submit both the General Interest and Tryout Events forms by Friday, September 7, or else you will not be allowed to try out. Good luck to everyone!
Clark places 25th out of the 60 best schools in the nation at the 2018 Science Olympiad National Tournament in Fort Collins, Colorado. Clark also took home 2 medals: 3rd in Ecology and 4th in Materials Science! While this was our most successful nationals performance yet, we headed home to Las Vegas with even higher hopes for next year.
Thanks to everyone who came to the first meeting held by the 2018-2019 officers! Here are the agenda and slideshow from the meeting:
All four of Clark's competitive teams have been seeing how their hard work has paid off over the past month. With three invitationals in three weeks, we are confident in what the future holds.
Check out an article highlighting Clark Science Olympiad's achievements here.
After two long weeks of tryouts, the results have finally been posted. Contact one of the officers or come to Mr. Miller’s room for any questions or concerns.
There will be a mandatory general meeting on Thursday, September 20th at 2:30 in room 127. The meeting will cover all 5 teams, competitions and what to expect for the school year. We hope to see you there!
Tryouts have officially started! Make sure you’ve read the draft rules and sent the receipt for your payment to Caitlyn. Good luck to everyone on their events! Tryout results will be posted on Monday, September 18th at 4 pm.
We had over 80 people at our first general meeting! Tryouts will be from September 5th to September 15th. Make sure you complete the interest form and pay your club fees ($35 for returning members and $50 for new members) before tryouts!