Stroudsburg Junior High School

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Stroudsburg Junior High School
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Information
Member of SO since at latest 1988
Colors      Maroon,      White
Feeds to Stroudsburg High School
Region Northeast Pennsylvania
Results History
Best regional 1st place, 1991-1996, 1998-2007, 2012
Best state 1st place, 1988, 2000, 2002-2003, 2006
Best nationals 5th place, 1988

Stroudsburg Junior High School is located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and participated in the Northeast region. They had a long tradition of success in Science Olympiad, and frequently qualified to the national level. Their best finish at nationals was in 1988 when they placed 5th. They feed into Stroudsburg High School.

History

Results Table

Past Results
Year Regionals States Nationals
1988 1st 5th
1989 2nd ? -
1990 4th 2nd 17th
1991 1st ? -
1992 1st 2nd 13th
1993 1st? ? -
1994 1st? 2nd 18th
1995 1st? 2nd 35th
1996 1st ? -
1997 2nd 2nd 32nd
1998 1st 2nd 28th
1999 1st 2nd 29th
2000 1st 1st 11th
2001 1st 7th -
2002 1st 1st 20th
2003 1st 1st 9th
2004 1st 2nd 15th
2005 1st 2nd 12th
2006 1st 1st 25th
2007 1st 6th -
2008 2nd 4th* (210) -
2009 2nd^ 11th (378) -
2010 3rd (136) 10th (375) -
2011 4th (186) 7th (321) -
2012 1st (100) 7th (283) -
2013 5th (150) 3rd (213) -
* tied with Strath Haven, but won the tiebreaker (Number of 1st place medals (2-0))
^ tied with Wyoming Area, but won on tiebreakers
? - Indicates unknown finish

Era of Dominance

Since the beginning of Pennsylvania's history, Stroudsburg Junior High has been a force. They won the state championship in 1988 and placed fifth at nationals. After this, they continued to succeed even as Science Olympiad expanded, placing second seven times between 1990 and 1999. However, they continued to lose to state power State College Junior High School. Finally, in 2000, they were able to place first, and after a hiccup the next year, they made nationals the next five straight years. Of these, their best finish at nationals was ninth in 2003.

Fall from National Prominence

After this successful run, however, they failed to make nationals in 2007, placing 6th. The next year, they failed to win regionals for the first time in over a decade, losing to Wyoming Area Middle School. They continued to be competitive at states, but were no longer a serious contender for nationals due to the rise of other schools. This period of time culminated in back-to-back championships for their rival, J.T. Lambert Intermediate School. Finally, in 2012 they were able to exorcise these demons and win regionals again for the first time since 2007.

Merger with High School

In 2014, due to a lack of available coaches, the Stroudsburg Junior High team merged with Stroudsburg High School. Their final state competition saw them place highest since their final state championship in 2006.