Upper School students compete in the Science Olympiad Tournament
Fifteen Upper School science students traveled to Brown University recently for an invitational Science Olympiad Tournament. Students competed with schools from across the country in 23 different science and engineering events, which ranged from building items like an electronic sensor to determine the mass of an object or a clock that can measure a specific time interval to tests of knowledge in fields such as astronomy, infectious diseases, and forensic science, to field tests such as tree and rock identification. The Waynflete team placed 12th out of 48 teams and earned five top ten finishes. Notable successes were a 6th-place finish in Detector Building by Orion Keierleber ’23 and Alec Benton ’24, a 7th-place finish in Write It Do It by Lydia Birkness ’25 and Kira Chown ’25, a 7th-place finish in It’s About Time by Maya Flores ’23 and Oscar Twining ’23, an 8th-place finish in Fermi Questions by Max Shurman ’24 and Alec Benton ’24, and a 10th-place finish in Flight by Maren Cooper ’23 and Reed Robinson ’23. Congratulations to all involved!