On Saturday, January 27, Everett’s High School Science Olympiad team competed in a Science Olympiad Invitational at Haslett High School.
At the event, there were over 34 teams competing, from Lansing all the way to Flint and Grand Rapids.
Science Olympiad is an academic track meet, where students from schools who are interested in science come to compete based on areas of interest.
“I’m competing in the Towers event, where we built a tower made out of wood, and had to be able to hold a heavy sandbag,” said freshman Jacob Todd.
For some students, Science Olympiad has been an amazing opportunity to be with friends and do what they enjoy.
“I love the cooperation that goes on during Science Olympiad season, working on what we love never gets boring, and science has never been more fun from me, said freshman Emma Bailey, who participates in the Forensic Science event.
The team is currently under the supervision of 8th-grade science teacher Scott Goodman, as well as freshman earth science teacher Lorentyna Harkness.
“I enjoy coaching Science Olympiad because I enjoy helping students grow in their knowledge of science,” said Harkness.
The Science Olympiad team is always looking for more members to help compete, as the current team only contains seven members, making roughly half a team, and if anyone is considering joining, consider talking to either Science Olympiad Coach for more details.
“If we had more members, we could compete in more events and greatly improve our chances of improving and advancing,” said freshman and Hovercraft/Optics competitor Gabriel Menzie.