Valencia High School’s Gold and Blue Science Olympiad teams journeyed to the dazzling lights of Las Vegas on January 4 to compete in an invitational against teams from Nevada, Utah, and both the northern and southern parts of California.
Following competition, the Valencia Tigers placed 11 times in the 23 events which covered a wide range of science, computing, and engineering topics. The teams are now busily preparing for their next competition on January 18 followed by the big Orange County Regional at University of California, Irvine on February 15. Keep up the great work, Tigers!
Coaches for Valencia’s Science Olympiad team include Brent Shenton, Jocelyn Young, Rebecca Bonet, Leina Rizzo, Brady Bilhartz, Linda Crossno Sergio Narez, Leslie Rose, Linda Leonard, Veronica Van Deventer, James Womack.
Science Olympiad is a scholastic competition where students compete in 23 events pertaining to various scientific disciplines including social science, earth and space science, physical science and chemistry, technology and engineering, and more. Each year, over 7,500 middle and high school teams from around the country compete in multiple levels of competition including regionals, states, and nationals.