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As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness.
After two rounds of challenging exams, twenty Finalists are invited to a residential training program where they learn advanced biological concepts and exacting lab skills at the USABO National Finals. Ultimately, four students earn the right as Team USA to represent the USA at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), a worldwide competition involving student teams from over sixty countries. To view the 2015 USABO National Finalists,** click here.
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD is a national organization that strives to bring science to life, to show how science works, to emphasize problem solving aspects of science and the understanding of science concepts, while developing teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among students. Each school can send a team made up of 15 members to regional competition in February and may qualify for state and/or national competitions. For more information go to: http://www.soinc.org.
Encourage your student to come and be a part of our Science Olympiad Team. We work hard in Science and play hard, too!
Mrs. Osborn and Mrs. Morris
FCHS has a rich history in the Science Olympiad Competition. Our awards are numerous and our students benefit greatly from the camaraderie and academic success that our team promotes. We practice twice weekly and have three competitions per year.
Our Varsity Science Olympiad Team placed 3rd IN THE STATE, April 2011. This is a tremendous accomplishment for the students and their coaches. Angela Morris, Tammy Osborn and Len Joeris (parent) led the team for hundreds of hours to prepare for this competition. Statewide, there were 61 teams. Our 2nd team placed 19th, which is also admirable.
Go to: **National Science Olympiad for a complete description of the organization and events.
In the 2nd year of recent competition, FCHS teams placed 4th in the regional competition.
Go to: **National Ocean Sciences Bowl
In 2011, two teams participated and placed 5th & 6th in the regional competition.
Go to: **Department of Energy National Science Bowl Homepage
Science Knowledge Bowl competition began in 1991 to encourage middle and high school-aged students to take a more active role in science. During the competition, each team, consisting of four students, is quizzed during a fast-paced question-and-answer format similar to that of the TV game show “Jeopardy.” The students then earn extra points by tackling more in-depth short-answer questions that are solved by the entire team.
Each school can send two teams made up of 5 members each to our regional competition in February and may qualify for state national competitions. For more information go to: www.scied.science.doe.gov/nsbjournal/default.htm
We are excited to begin again this year on October 4 with an Orientation Meeting in L207 from 3:00-4:30. Encourage your student to come and be a part of our team. You need to like science, math and/or technology. We work hard in Science and play hard, too! Our regional tournament is TBA.
You can go to the following link to find pics, etc.
FCHS only https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalsciencebowl/albums/72157666768893101
NSB Results: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/competition/
YOU must have a 3.5 SCIENCE GPA to be considered (overall GPA of 3.0
WHO: 10th and 11th graders currently enrolled in:
- Any AP Science class
are encouraged to apply to this national club as a Full Member for the 2019-20 school year. Application.pdf
9th, 10th, or 11th graders currently enrolled in PRE-AP Biology or Chemistry (& planning on continuing in science each year) with a 3.5 SCIENCE GPA can apply as Associate Members for 2018-19.
WHAT: There is a small annual membership fee ($15); members are required to attend monthly meetings, participate in 8hrs community service & 1 Science talk. Participation in this society is an honor & committed members will be recognized with distinction at graduation.
WHY?: ∞ LOOKS GREAT On College Applications & Resumes
- Help the Community and School With Service Projects
- Scholarship Opportunities
Contact: Mrs. Morris if you have any questions (L211). firstname.lastname@example.org
Charter year 2011-2012
**National Science Honor Society