Abbott Middle School places 4th in division at Science Olympiad State Finals
It was a day of scientific victories at the Illinois State Science Olympiad Finals held at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Fifty middle schools and 50 high schools came together at U of I to compete in the Olympic Games of Science.
Varsity teams competed in 23 different scientific events and junior varsity teams competed in five trial scientific events.
Elgin Area School District U-46 was represented by Abbott Middle School in Elgin, Canton Middle School in Streamwood, and Eastview Middle School in Bartlett.
All three middle schools reigned triumphant and won a bid to state at the regional competition held at Rock Valley Community College in March.
However, it was "Team Abbott" that conquered and placed fourth overall in their division at the Illinois State Finals on April 13.
"Team Abbott," with 23 dedicated seventh- and eighth-graders and three coaches, has been working tirelessly for the past 7 months preparing to compete.
In the end, "Team Abbott" won medals in eight of 23 varsity events (including two first-place medals) and two of the five junior varsity events. This led to their fourth place ranking in the division.
In Abbott's six-year history in the Science Olympiad, this is the second time to state, but the first time ever placing in the top five schools of their division!
Elgin Area School District U-46, Abbott, Canton, and Eastview couldn't be more proud of all their victorious "Science Olympians!" It's a great day for science!