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.

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.

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.


MBA’s Division C team has competed at the Regional and State level for the since 2003.
Regional Results State Results National Results
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 8th Place -----
2016 3rd Place 7th Place -----
2017 3rd Place 9th Place -----
2018 3rd Place 8th Place -----
2019 3rd Place 12th Place -----
2020 No Tourney No Tourney -----
2021 3rd Place 4th Place -----
2022 No Tourney 6th Place -----
2023 2nd Place 4th Place -----
The Division B team has competed at the Regional and State level since 2003.
Regional Results State Results National Results
2011 1st Place 4th Place -----
2012 2nd Place 4th Place -----
2013 3rd Place ----- -----
2014 3rd Place 8th Place -----
2015 1st Place 8th Place -----
2016 2nd Place 10th Place -----
2017 1st Place 7th Place -----
2018 1st Place 4th Place -----
2019 1st Place 5th Place -----
2020 No Tourney No Tourney -----
2021 2nd Place 8th Place -----
2022 No Tourney 4th Place -----
2023 3rd Place 4th Place -----

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