Fleetwood Science Olympiad Winning Streak Hits 10 Years in County Competition

Posted on January 20, 2017 by

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The 2016 Berks County Science Olympiad competition, held 5 January at Kutztown University, pitted teams from across the county in a variety of events. Tests based on astronomy, ecology, geology, etc., and project events that test student’s building skills took place throughout the day. Science Olympiad is a popular competition; according to the Science Olympiad official website, there are roughly 7600 teams across all 50 states

Fleetwood placed first in two events, Ecology (junior, Audrey Agnew and senior Ben Schittler) and Forensics (junior Audrey Agnew and junior Jake McGarry); second in five events, Dynamic Planet (junior Ripley Price and junior Shawn Fortna), Experimental Design (sophomore Shelby Claytor, senior Jeremy Heist, and senior Kyle Keirstead), Invasive Species (senior Adam Cook), Optics (junior Ripley Price and senior Kyle Keirstead), and Remote Sensing (sophomore Juliana Sanchez and sophomore Kaili Gore); and third in six events (out of 23 total).

The team would go on to win the overall competition as well, beating out Exeter and Wyomissing, respectively.

Fleetwood scored 81 points, ahead of second place by 28 points. The low score wins, and points are awarded by finishing  in individual events. For example, 1 point goes to first place, 2 to second, and so on.

Fleetwood’s win was their tenth in a row in the event. The next competition is the regional competition, and it will take place in March at Kutztown University.