On Saturday, January 5th, West Liberty-Salem Science Olympiads loaded the bus at 6:00 a.m. to compete in their first Invitational tournament of the season at Northmont High School. This was the first of 5 invitationals and what Coach Cameron Spencer, 7th grade science teacher, hopes will lead to other opportunities at the regional and state level. They started the season strong placing 12th out of 27 top teams from the state. The Tigers took home a total of nine individual awards as well. Those receiving awards were Kiera Gilroy, Avery Davis, Leena Kauffman, Gabbi Hudson, Lily Smith, Carter Titus, Hanna Schwaderer, Emily Ashura, and Joy Hudson. They will take on the Centerville Invitational this Saturday.
Science Olympiad is a multi-national program with over 350,000 students participating every year. Teams are made up of 15 students, grades 6-9, and compete against other schools in their division. This extra curricular activity meets after school, working hard to complete projects that may include anything from lab experiments to construction of hover crafts. Check back for updates on what is sure to be a successful season.