Denali Science Olympiad Team Seeking New Students (both HS and MS)
Thu, Jun 21 9:23am
Summit Denali
Currently, we have 5 ninth graders, 7 eighth graders, and 3 sixth graders on the Denali Science Olympiad team.  15 is the maximum number of students allowed in a SO team. Since there are only 5 ninth graders, they were planning to compete as part of the middle school team.  Ideally though, we should have one middle school team and one high school team.
We are reaching out to find out if there are any more middle and high school students who would like to join Science Olympiad to see if we can create two separate teams, one for middle and one for high school.   Interested? Please send an email to
Also If there are any parents/teachers who are Subject Matter Experts in the Science Olympiad topics, we can really use their expertise.
Topics for 2018-19 include: Anatomy & Physiology, Genetics, Water Quality, Herpetology, Epidemiology, Astronomy/Planet Science, Geology/Environmental Science, Geography/USGIS, Meteorology, Paleontology, Chemistry (Forensics), Civil Engineering
More about Science Olympiad:

In grades 6-12, Science Olympiad functions much like a football or soccer team, requiring preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year. Each school-based team is allowed to bring 15 students who cross-train for a variety of events in their skill set, but some school clubs have more than 75 members, allowing for an apprentice and mentoring system.

Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal.

Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances. In Elevated Bridge, an engineering whiz and a kid from wood shop can become gold medalists. Similarly, a talented builder and a student with a good science vocabulary can excel in Write It Do It, one of Science Olympiad’s most popular events.