Sehome advances to Science Olympiad state competition

Sehome Science Olympiad took more than 200 students to the regional competition at Seattle Central Community College on March 4, 2017. Every science teacher at Sehome attended as well as alumni, parents, and retired science teachers. Sehome High School qualified two teams (about 30 students) to move onto the state tournament on April 15 at Highline College.

Students participated in both testing and building events.

“Not only is this club responsible for creating scientists and mathematicians, but because it is largely student led it creates opportunities for leadership and collaboration,” said Sehome science teacher Amy Hankinson. “We are building confidence in science and STEM education through critical thinking, problem solving, and development of engineering practice. These students have evolved from a club to a community of learners where everyone is welcome and included, regardless of age or prior science experience.”

Senior Jackson Schroyer participated in the electric vehicle, hovercraft, hydrogeology and experimental design events in the regional competition and will advance to state. . He has participated in Science Olympiad for three years.

“It’s the best club at Sehome and a great experience for all involved,” Schroyer said. “I’m looking forward to all of the bonding and community time we get to spend with everyone at the state competition. It is the best weekend of the whole year!”


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