Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Land O’ Lakes High School Students Headed to Science Olympiads State Finals
Land O’ Lakes, FL – (Feb. 8, 2017) – Two teams of Land O’ Lakes High School International Baccalaureate (IB) students have qualified for the Science Olympiads state finals.
Of the three teams representing LOLHS at the Regional Science Olympiad last Saturday, two of them qualified for the state competition after placing in the top six out of 47 total regional teams. The LOLHS teams comprised 45 IB students, who were accompanied by chemistry teacher and Science Olympiads sponsor Amanda Faint.
Team 1 placed first in the Towers and Wind Power divisions, both of which required students to build working models that they tested the day of competition. This team also placed second in Forensics, an event that tested students on their lab skills and knowledge of the topic. The team also placed third in Hovercraft, another build event, and Rocks and Minerals, a test-based event. Team 1 placed fifth overall.
Team 2 placed first in Disease Detectives and Remote Sensing, two test-based events that displayed students’ skills and knowledge of the topic. The team placed second in Towers, and third in Electric Vehicle, a build event, and Experimental Design, a lab event. Team 2 placed third overall.
Team 3 placed first in Electric Vehicle, and 12th overall, despite being short two participants.
“Three of our teams ranked extremely well in the engineering- and lab-based events,” Faint said. “With an excellent field of competitors, our Land O’ Lakes students reached quite the achievement.”
Team 1 (LOL Exdee)
Team 2 (Natural Selection)
Team 3 (Andromeda)