Coming full circle: Science Olympiad’s year in review

Members of the club reflect on what they’ve learned about competing at tournaments


Robert Liu

MVHS Science Olympiad competes at the NorCal Regional at San Jose City College.

Jahan Razavi and Robert Liu

The 2018-19 school year brought unique experiences to the members of MVHS Science Olympiad. Each of the club’s constituent teams — Purple, Gold and White — which are separated by skill level and experience, participated in the competition season.

The Purple team, with members of the highest skill range, won third place at the Santa Clara Regional competition and fourth place at the NorCal State competition. Members of the Purple team were encouraged by their results to learn from their group mistakes, such as ineffective collaboration within the team. Additionally, they were driven to develop competing strategies to improve for future competitions.

Improved performance and standings, including a ranking of 9th by Gold team and 26th by White team at regionals, both higher levels than last year, also inspired competitors to work on solving issues that they felt were prominent throughout this season.


Check out the infographic below to see a year in review of Science Olympiad.