Local high school students just won a trip of a lifetime.
The Legacy High School Olympiad team won the chance to compete at Cornell in New York.
Science Olympiad is described as a track meet for science & engineering with emphasis on active, hands-on group participation.
Some students have been involved with this program since junior high.
We talked to a few of them about the hours of preparation and what it takes to win.
“I’d say the most I’ve worked in one day is probably around 10 or 12 hours. I think there were a few times we had 3 meetings in one day. Before school. After school. And at somebody’s house after the meeting after school,” said Nick Mathern/Sophomore at Legacy High School.
They said their team is dedicated to winning and can’t wait to experience the competition at a national level.
These kids may someday be working in STEM-related careers that involve energy, engineering, environment, medicine, and other science/math areas.
For more information on how to support their trip to New York, contact Mike Walz.
Mike Walz 323-4850 (Legacy)
The expected cost is $14,000 to $15,000.