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Timberline Middle School team wins state, takes 12th place at nationals in Science Olympiad
A team of 15 students from Timberline Middle School (TMS) took home first place at the Washington State Science Olympiad competition in April. The team from TMS, known as Elements, medaled in 17 of the 23 topics and were first place in eight of those. Because of their success, Elements represented Washington state at the national competition. They finished an impressive 12th place during the virtual competition hosted by Arizona State University May 21-22.
Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education. The goal is to create a passion for learning science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education. These goals are accomplished through classroom work, research and competitive tournaments.
Several teams from Lake Washington School District (LWSD) competed at the state level and found quite a bit of success. Eight of the 24 teams at the middle school level in the state competition were from LWSD schools. Two teams from Redmond Middle School and two teams from TMS, including Elements, made up four of the top five spots. Evergreen Middle School, International Community School, Northstar Middle School and Kamiakin Middle School all had teams at the state competition.
At the high school level, there were five teams from Tesla STEM High School, Redmond High School and Eastlake High School that participated in the state competition. One team from that group placed in the top five with the “Green” team from Tesla STEM finishing in third place.