Great news from the 2011 National Science Olympiad in Madison, Wisconsin:
Middle Schoolers Eve Maquelin and Andrew Park competed against 118 students in grades 6 through 9 from 47 states to win 1st place in the nation for the Science Olympiad event “Write it, Do it”.
Andrew and Eve’s gold medal performance is stunning when you consider that “Write it, do it” is one of the most challenging of the tournament’s 23 events. For a pair of novice 6th and 7th grade students to beat 59 other schools in teamwork, abstract expression, logic, and concise writing is an impressive achievement and indicative of the strength of our science and language arts programs at Catlin Gabel School.
This was the first medal earned by an Oregon team since Calapooia Middle School got both a gold and a bronze medal in 1997. Prior to that, Whitford Independent School got gold and silver medals in 1993, gold and bronze in 1992, and a gold medal in 1989.
Bravo, Eve and Andrew!