Science Olympiad is a non-profit Organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition of outstanding achievement in science. The team members participate in events such as building water or air powered rockets, experimenting with chemicals and microscopes, and learning about many topics like Astronomy and Ecology. The team then competes against up to twenty other teams in many tournaments. The Science Olympiad team has increased greatly in size since last year, but still would love new members.
In an interview with the team coach Lois Kuhns, she expressed her happiness for the increase in new members. "I'm glad we have so many new participants, but we'd still love more people to join." Mrs. Kuhns also expressed that Science Olympiad does take a lot of commitment to be successful. "It takes a lot of work to prove you're number one," said Mrs. Kuhns. The Science Olympiad team is also hosting their own tournament at Kenston High School this year.
The Science Olympiad team is split into two teams, but only one of those teams can make it to the Regional and State Tournament. The previous science Olympiad team has placed several times at the State Tournament. This year is the fifth year Kenston has had a Science Olympiad team. A competition at Case University determines if the Science Olympiad team will participate in the State tournament. Ohio has ranked in the top ten in the Regional tournament for many years. Be sure to support the Kenston Science Olympiad team!