Student Life

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. These goals are accomplished through classroom activities, research, training workshops and regional, state and national tournaments. The Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of twenty-three individual and team events which students prepare for during the year. These challenging and motivational events are balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of science facts, concepts, processes, skills and science applications.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Students in grades 7-9 compete at the Division B level. Those in grades 9-12 compete at the Division C level. Each team needs 15 members with varied interests and talents. Boys do not have to be an “A” student to be successful. Enthusiasm and ability to commit and follow through on a task are what matter most.

HOW DOES SCIENCE OLYMPIAD WORK AT MBA AND WHEN DOES IT MEET?
Students choose to participate on the team and request events according to their particular interests. The coaches and team captains work to satisfy as many of those requests as possible. Preparation begins in the Fall as soon as the official event rules are released. The coaches will announce organizational meetings and some work periods. Mostly, the boys work on projects independently in their free time either at school (before school, lunch, break, study halls) or at home.

HOW HAS MBA DONE IN COMPETITION?

MBA’s Division C team has competed at the Regional and State level for the since 2003.
 
Regional Results
State Results
National Results
2007
4th Place
State Champions 44th in the Nation / 5857 teams
2008
1st Place
3rd Place
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2009
1st Place
2nd Place
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2010
1st Place
State Champions
32nd in the Nation / 5985 teams
2011
1st Place
State Champions
37th in the Nation / 6200 teams
2012
1st Place
State Champions
28th in the Nation / 6200 teams
2013
1st Place
State Champions
36th in the Nation / 6250 teams
2014
1st Place
State Champions
42nd in the Nation / 7000 teams
2015
4th Place
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2016
3rd Place
7th Place -----
2017
3rd Place
9th Place -----
 
The Division B team has competed at the Regional and State level since 2003.
 
Regional Results
State Results
National Results
2007
5th Place
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2008
4th Place
6th Place
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2009
2nd Place
3rd Place
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2010
1st Place
3rd Place
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2011
1st Place
4th Place
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2012
2nd Place
4th Place
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2013
3rd Place
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2014
3rd Place
8th Place
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2015
1st Place
8th Place
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2016
2nd Place
10th Place
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2017
1st Place
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