Arkansas

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Arkansas is relatively new at Science Olympiad.

Arkansas At a Glance
Total teams 31
B Champion LISA Academy West Middle School
C Champion Little Rock Central High School
States location University of Arkansas-Little Rock
State website http://ualr.edu/scienceolympiad/



History

2011 was the first year since 1999 that Arkansas submitted a team to the National Tournament. At the 2017 state tournament, 20 of the 23 official events were held in Division B and Division C.

Past State Champions

Year Division B Champion B Champ Nats Place Division B Runner-up Division C Champion C Champ Nats Place Division C Runner-up C Runner Up Nats Place
1999 Vilonia Junior High 54 N/A N/A
2011 LISA Academy West Middle School (22) 58 LISA Academy North Middle School (56) Nettleton High School (23) 60 LISA Academy West High School (28) N/A
2012 LISA Academy West Middle School (17) 56 LISA Academy North Middle School (61) Little Rock Central High School (37) 59 Nettleton High School (42) N/A
2013 LISA Academy West Middle School (26) 58 LISA Academy North Middle School (42) Little Rock Central High School (34) 53 Nettleton High School (76) N/A
2014 LISA Academy West Middle School (68) 60 Nettleton Junior High School (104) Little Rock Central High School (43) 60 Haas Hall Academy (77) N/A
2015 Nettleton Junior High School (93) 60 Pulaski Heights Middle School (102) Little Rock Central High School (50) N/A County Line High School1 (87) 60
2016 LISA Academy West Middle School (84) 56 Nettleton Junior High School (101) Little Rock Central High School (86) 56 County Line High School (98) N/A
2017 LISA Academy West Middle School (60) 58 Nettleton Junior High School (67) Little Rock Central High School (65) 58 County Line High School (121) N/A
2018 LISA Academy West Middle School (tba) County Line Junior High School Little Rock Central High School Central Arkansas Christian School N/A

1In 2015, County Line High School represented Arkansas at the National Tournament instead of Little Rock Central High School.

Competitions

Invitationals

The invitationals hosted at Northwest Arkansas Community College and Arkansas State University in 2017 were expanded to regional tournaments in 2018. As of 2018, there were no invitational tournaments scheduled in Arkansas.

Regional Competitions

Arkansas began hosting regional tournaments in the 2018 season.

Northwest Regional - Northwest Arkansas Community College, February 24, 2018 [1]

  • NWACC only hosted 6 events (Anatomy, Battery Buggy, Herpetology, Rocks and Minerals, Towers, and WIDI) for Division B and 6 events (Anatomy, Astronomy, Mousetrap Vehicle, Rocks and Minerals, Towers, and WIDI) for Division C. [2]

Northeast Regional - Arkansas State University Newport, March 10, 2018 [3]

  • ASU Newport only ran Anatomy B/C, Microbe Mission B/C, Fermi Questions, Herpetology B/C, Towers B/C, and Potions and Poisons. [4]

State Competition

2017 Date and Location: April 15, 2017 at University of Arkansas-Little Rock

Events

Teams

Division B

Beebe Junior High School
Benton Junior High School
Foreman High School
Horace Mann Arts and Science Magnet Middle School
LISA Academy North Middle School
LISA Academy West Middle School
County Line Junior High School

Division C

Benton High School
Central Arkansas Christian School
Foreman High School
Haas Hall Academy
Nettleton High School
LISA Academy West High School
LISA Academy North High School
Little Rock Central High School
Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School
County Line High School