Strath Haven Middle School

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Strath Haven Middle School At a Glance
Member of SO since 2002
Best finish, regionals 1st place, 2006, 2010-2013, and 2017
Best finish, state 1st place, 2011
Best finish, nationals 11th place, 2011

Strath Haven Middle School is located in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. The team has reached states every year since 2004, winning for the first time in 2011, and earning a Nationals berth for the first time with a 2nd place finish in 2010. The team feeds into Strath Haven High School, where the Science Olympiad team placed 5th in the state in 2013, and 4th in the state in 2016. The team participates in the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania.


Year Competition Rank Points
20021 Regionals 29th 515
20032 Regionals 17th 405
2004 Regionals 3rd 229
States 24th 470.5
2005 Regionals 3rd 220
States 9th 374
2006 Regionals 1st 147
States 10th 374
2007 Regionals 3rd 129
States 5th 229
2008 Regionals 3rd 145
States 5th3 210
2009 Regionals 2nd 126
States 4th 204
2010 Regionals 1st 92
States 2nd 165
Nationals 19th 533
2011 Rustin Invitational 1st 136
Solon Invitational 10th 404
Regionals 1st 96*
States 1st 111
Nationals 11th 431
2012 Solon Invitational 14th 424
Regionals 1st 77
States 2nd 153
Nationals 17th 499
2013 Rustin Invitational 3rd 155
Comet Invitational 1st 88
Regionals 1st 50
States 2nd 154
Nationals 14th 441
2014 Rustin Invitational 9th 330
Regionals 2nd 172
States 4th 235
2015 Rustin Invitational 12th 407
Regionals 4th 138
States 4th 218
2016 Rustin Invitational 4th 237
Regionals 2nd 106
States 4th 198
2017 Rustin Invitational 6th 266
Little Tiger Invitational 5th 225
Regionals 1st 74
States 4th 168
2018 Rustin Invitational 12th 525
Garnet Valley Invitational 7th 282
Regionals 3rd 128
States 4th 205
2019 Rustin Invitational 17th 553
Garnet Valley Invitational 9th 333
Regionals 2nd 108
States 6th 241
1 In 2002, the team only competed in 9 out of the 23 events.
2 In 2003, the team only competed in 18 out of the 23 events.
3 In 2008, SHMS tied in score with Stroudsburg Junior High School, but lost in the tiebreaker (Number of 1st place medals (0-2)).
* In 2011, Bottle Rockets was not in the official team score for Regionals because of inconsistencies pressurizing the rockets.

In cases where Strath Haven sent multiple teams to an invitational, the better score of the two teams is listed.

National Medals

First Place Event Finishes at Pennsylvania States

%Trial Event, does not count towards team score

2013 Event Placings

(At invitationals, where 2 teams are were taken, best score is listed)

Strath Haven's Placings in 2013
Event Rustin Comet Regionals States Nationals
Anatomy 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd 26th
Boomilever 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 16th
Crime Busters 6th 2nd 2nd 2nd 7th
Disease Detectives 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 16th
Dynamic Planet 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 7th
Experimental Design 5th 3rd 9th 5th 42nd
Food Science 1st 1st 2nd 4th 11th
Forestry 3rd 5th 1st 14th 20th
Helicopters 7th 1st 1st 1st 12th
Heredity 6th 1st 3rd 9th 18th
Keep the Heat 10th 1st 2nd 8th 32nd
Meteorology 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 8th
Metric Mastery 10th 3rd 5th 17th 52nd
Mission Possible 1st 1st 1st 1st 21st
Mousetrap Vehicle 5th 2nd 2nd 13th 14th
Reach for the Stars 3rd 1st 1st 1st 3rd
Road Scholar 4th 1st 2nd 4th 19th
Rocks and Minerals 2nd 1st 1st 8th 9th
Rotor Egg Drop 4th 4th 2nd 32nd 18th
Shock Value 2nd 1st 1st 11th 22nd
Sounds of Music 3rd 1st 1st 1st 11th
Water Quality 5th 1st 4th 10th 14th
Write-It-Do-It 8th 2nd 2nd 2nd 43rd

2012 Event Placings

(At invitationals, where 2 teams are were taken, best score is listed)

Strath Haven's Placings in 2012
Event Solon Regionals States Nationals
Anatomy 16th 5th 4th 25th
Awesome Aquifers 10th 5th 7th 34th
Bottle Rocket 4th 1st 2nd 19th
Compute This 11th 1st 32nd 15th
Crime Busters 1st 2nd 2nd 22nd
Disease Detectives 4th 1st 3rd 27th
Dynamic Planet 7th 2nd 2nd 33rd
Experimental Design 15th 17th 17th 5th
Food Science 4th 1st 14th 37th
Forestry 12th 2nd 5th 31st
Keep the Heat 11th 2nd 12th 36th
Meteorology 5th 1st 1st 6th
Microbe Mission 23rd 1st 5th 25th
Mission Possible 3rd 2nd 6th 12th
Mousetrap Vehicle 11th 6th 3rd 39th
Optics 22nd 1st 2nd 11th
Reach for the Stars 14th 6th 1st 19th
Road Scholar 14th 1st 4th 21st
Rocks and Minerals 27th 2nd 15th 11th
Storm the Castle 15th 2nd 6th 21st
Towers 20th 12th 4th 16th
Water Quality 12th 1st 3rd 14th
Write-It, Do-It 18th 3rd 3rd 20th

2011 Event Placings

(At invitationals, where 2 teams are were taken, best score is listed)

  • At regionals Bottle Rocket could not be run due to inconsistencies pressurizing the rockets. They awarded medals for the top times recorded, but due to the invalidity, the scores did not factor into the team total.
Strath Haven's Placings in 2011
Event Rustin Solon Regionals States Nationals
Anatomy 2nd 14th 1st 2nd 20th
Awesome Aquifers 6th 13th 5th 5th 37th
Battery Buggy 9th 15th 12th 9th 8th
Bottle Rockets 3rd 23rd 2nd* 1st 22nd
Can't Judge a Powder 1st 14th 2nd 7th 47th
Compute This 1st 12th 4th 4th 13th
Crime Busters 1st 4th 12th 3rd 15th
Disease Detectives 2nd 1st 14th 3rd 9th
Dynamic Planet 5th 6th 5th 10th 25th
Ecology 2nd 9th 2nd 10th 6th
Experimental Design 3rd 14th 5th 15th 7th
Fossils 2nd 12th 2nd 2nd 36th
Junkyard Challenge 5th 12th 4th 7th 33rd
Meteorology 1st 13th 1st 1st 14th
Microbe Mission 3rd 10th 2nd 3rd 4th
Optics 1st 7th 10th 8th 3rd
Ornithology 2nd 20th 1st 2nd 8th
Road Scholar 13th 22nd 1st 3rd 4th
Shock Value 7th 21st 6th 4th 17th
Solar System 1st 13th 1st 1st 2nd
Storm the Castle 1st 5th 1st 3rd 15th
Tower 9th 17th 4th 6th 48th
Write-It, Do-It 7th 8th 1st 2nd 38th

2010 Event Placings

Strath Haven's Placings in 2010
Event Regionals States Nationals
Anatomy 4th 2nd 29th
Battery Buggy 8th 11th 42nd
Bio-Process Lab 6th 2nd 11th
Can't Judge a Powder 2nd 1st 1st
Compute This 1st 1st 35th
Disease Detectives 2nd 1st 5th
Dynamic Planet 6th 15th 26th
Ecology 1st 7th 4th
Elevated Bridge 3rd 27th 47th
Experimental Design 2nd 3rd 17th
Fossils 11th 17th 28th
Junkyard Challenge 5th 3rd 31st
Meteorology 1st 5th 1st
Ornithology 1st 1st 29th
Pentathlon 1st 4th 16th
Physical Science Lab 3rd 7th 38th
Road Scholar 2nd 8th 31st
Science Crime Busters 5th 2nd 3rd
Shock Value 15th 4th 21st
Solar System 1st 4th 4th
Trajectory 8th 12th 56th
Wright Stuff 3rd 25th 3rd
Write-It, Do-It 1st 3rd 55th

2009 Event Placings

Strath Haven's Placings in 2009
Event Regionals States
Amphibians and Reptiles 4th 3rd
Anatomy 3rd 8th
Bio-Process Lab 2nd 15th
Compute This 2nd 21st
Crave the Wave 5th 9th
Disease Detectives 2nd 5th
Dynamic Planet 17th 4th
Ecology 3rd 1st
Elevated Bridge 8th 1st
Environmental Chemistry 3rd 5th
Experimental Design 6th 1st
Fossils 2nd 11th
Meteorology 2nd 2nd
Pentathlon 3rd 5th
Physical Science Lab 7th 9th
Reach for the Stars 6th 21st
Road Scholar 2nd 2nd
Robo-Cross 6th 10th
Science Crime Busters 1st 3rd
Scrambler 9th 18th
Trajectory 7th 15th
Wright Stuff 11th 28th
Write-It, Do-It 15th 8th


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