Science Olympiad

Posted on Mar 23, 2014

Westminster Students Place 3rd in State Competition

Congratulations to Tommy Brown and Liam Clancy who placed third place in the  Virginia Science Olympiad State Competition, Mystery Architecture that took place on Saturday, March 22.  What an outstanding accomplishment!



The Science Olympiad club members have worked hard throughout the year, researching and studying for contests, and designing and constructing engineering devices to prepare for competition against other schools.  In between class plays, athletic events, snow storms, curricular projects, and of course, homework, the 24 members of this year’s club were somehow able to find extra time for their respective events, and as always, their perseverance and preparation paid off. 

Joining many school teams from across Virginia, two Westminster teams attended the regional Science Olympiad competition, which was held at Charlottesville High School on Saturday, February 22.   We are pleased to announce that Westminster students earned medals in six different events:

  • 1st Place- Paul Brown and Charlie Breen- Write It / Do It
  • 1st Place- Paul Brown and Charlie Breen- Wheeled Vehicle
  • 2nd Place- Liam Clancy and Tommy Brown- Mystery Architecture
  • 4th Place- Hannah Yi and Anne Nguyen- Write It / Do It
  • 6th Place- Adam Starr and Garrett Canterbury- Entomology
  • 6th Place- Mohammad Al-Hassan and Hudson Reynolds- Rotor Egg Drop

As a whole, Westminster School fared well enough at regionals to be invited to the state Science Olympiad competition, which will be held at Madison High School in Vienna on Saturday, March 22. The Science Olympiad club promotes and showcases the exceptional science, technology, engineering, and math programs at Westminster school, and we are proud of our students’ accomplishments. Good luck to everyone attending the state tournament!