St. John Berchmans School Science
Olympiad Team Wins State Title
On Saturday, April 17, the St. John Berchmans Science Olympiad team competed for the state title in Hammond, LA. They won first place overall, and medaled in 20 of 23 events, which included 12 first place medals. The team traveled to Champaign, IL on May 19-22 to compete at the national level. St. John’s has won the state competition two years in a row and is the only school in North Louisiana to ever win the state competition.
Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation. Six thousand teams in 49 states compete in 23 standards-based challenges, ranging from engineering, life, earth and physical science events. Sixty middle school teams from the 49 states and 60 high school teams qualify to compete at the national level.
Winners included: Rachel Bank, Kim Le, Andy Nguyen, Alex Bozeman, Tori Brooks, Julia Vanchiere, Tori Brooks, John Fenton, Chris Fenton, Victoria Nguyen, Reagan Henderson, Nathan Cowart, Joseph Ligon, Morgan Murray, Sophia Simon and Drew Fenton.
by Katie Sciba