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May 13, 2014 > Local students win at Science Olympiad State Finals

Local students win at Science Olympiad State Finals

Submitted By Chung Wu

Science Olympiad teams from Hopkins Junior High and Mission San Jose High in Fremont, competed in NorCal Science Olympiad State Finals held at Cal State Stanislaus in Turlock on April 12. Students from the two teams won a team award and 27 category awards in events that covered a range of subjects from astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science to civil, mechanical, aerospace and electrical engineering.

Students on HopkinsÕ team won medals in 17 out of 23 Division B events they entered including three gold, five silver, three bronze, four - 4th place medals and two - 5th place medals. The team placed second overall in Division B. This was the fourth year Hopkins advanced to the state tournament and the best finish for the school so far.

Students on Mission San Jose High SchoolÕs team won medals in 10 Division C events: two gold, three silver, one bronze, one - 4th place medal and three - 5th place medals. This was Mission San Jose HighÕs seventh appearance at the state tournament.

Science Olympiad is a national competition to promote student excellence in science. Teams of 15 students compete together in 23 events that cover major science and engineering disciplines. Over 100,000 students from nearly 7,000 schools nationwide participated this year. Beside the two Fremont teams that advanced to the state tournament, eight teams from six other Fremont schools, including American High, Irvington High, Thornton Junior High, Mission Valley Elementary, Mission San Jose Elementary and Gomes Elementary participated in regional competition earlier this year.

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