Science pays off for Legacy students with a trip to New York


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)

You can also donate to their GoFundMe account

The expected cost is $14,000 to $15,000.

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