Virginia

From Wiki - Scioly.org
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Virginia
Flag of Virginia.svg
State flag
General Information
Member of SO since 2002
Total teams 177 (Increase 11.32% 2022 to 2023)
Division B Champion Longfellow Middle School
Division C Champion Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
State Tournament Location University of Virginia
Website www.virginiaso.org


Virginia has sent a team to the National Tournament every year since 2002, and in some prior years, though discontinuously. Science Olympiad started in Virginia as a competition within Fairfax County Public Schools, but it reorganized into an independent statewide organization in 2009, after which VASO saw significant and consistent growth. During the 2019-20 Coronavirus outbreak Virginia retained the highest percentage of its teams of any state, leading to a second Division B bid to the National Tournament for the first time in 2021. Virginia received a second Division C bid to the National Tournament the following year in 2022 when two other states declined to send a team.

History

During the first few years, from 2002-2005, several different teams won state in Division B. Since then, Longfellow Middle School has consistently won the state tournament, interrupted only once, in 2011 by Kilmer Middle School. They have finished strongly at Nationals, being in the top 10 several times and finishing in 5th at the 2022 National Tournament. Cooper Middle School has also experienced a rise in recent years. Several teams have won in Division C, with the major contenders typically being Fairfax High School, Langley High School, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, and Lake Braddock Secondary School. No team in Div C has won state more than three times in a row.

Past State Champions

Season Division B Division C
Champion Runner-Up Third Place Champion Runner-Up Third Place
Team Nats Place Team Nats Place Team Team Nats Place Team Nats Place Team
2002 Longfellow Middle School 47th N/A McLean High School 50th N/A
2003 Carl Sandburg Middle School 43rd N/A Fairfax High School 48th N/A
2004 Rachel Carson Middle School 48th N/A Fairfax High School 43rd N/A
2005 Rocky Run Middle School 44th N/A Fairfax High School 46th N/A
2006 Longfellow Middle School 19th N/A Langley High School 43rd N/A
2007 Longfellow Middle School 23rd N/A James Madison High School 48th N/A
2008 Longfellow Middle School 25th N/A Langley High School 48th N/A
2009 Longfellow Middle School 16th N/A Langley High School 38th N/A
2010 Longfellow Middle School 10th N/A Langley High School (73) 31st Fairfax High School (74) N/A Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (109)
2011 Kilmer Middle School (93) 19th Longfellow Middle School (108) N/A Lake Braddock Middle School (116) Fairfax High School (90) 44th Langley High School (102) N/A Lake Braddock Secondary School (112)
2012 Longfellow Middle School (55) 8th Kilmer Middle School (99) N/A Lake Braddock Middle School (100) Langley High School (94) 34th Fairfax High School (101) N/A Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (106)
2013 Longfellow Middle School (70) 16th Luther Jackson Middle School (119) N/A Lake Braddock Middle School (141) Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (80) 25th Langley High School (92) N/A James Madison High School (93)
2014 Longfellow Middle School (93) 22nd Kilmer Middle School (153) N/A Lake Braddock Middle School (166) Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (68) 23rd Langley High School (76) N/A James Madison High School (113)
2015 Longfellow Middle School (50) 7th Lake Braddock Middle School (136) N/A Kilmer Middle School (146) Langley High School (76) 35th Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (78) N/A James Madison High School (90)
2016 Longfellow Middle School (62) 11th Lake Braddock Middle School (158) N/A Rocky Run Middle School (190) Langley High School (66) 33rd Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (92) N/A Fairfax High School (99)
2017 Longfellow Middle School (53) 6th Luther Jackson Middle School (104) N/A Kilmer Middle School (112) Fairfax High School (75) 33rd Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (99) N/A Langley High School (120)
2018 Longfellow Middle School (68) 10th Luther Jackson Middle School (159) N/A Kilmer Middle School (174) Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (83) 26th Fairfax High School (96) N/A Langley High School (101)
2019 Longfellow Middle School (93) 8th Cooper Middle School (115) N/A Luther Jackson Middle School (126) Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (49) 12th Langley High School (81) N/A Fairfax High School (86)
2020 Cancelled due to the 2019-20 Coronavirus outbreak
2021 Longfellow Middle School (50) 7th Cooper Middle School (75) 18th Rocky Run Middle School (129) Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (33) 18th Langley High School (98) N/A Lake Braddock Secondary School (101)
2022 Longfellow Middle School (49) 5th Cooper Middle School (100) 13th BASIS Independent McLean (157) Lake Braddock Secondary School (111) 28th Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (112) 21st Langley High School (114)
2023 Longfellow Middle School (77) 5th Cooper Middle School (103) 18th BASIS Independent McLean (133) Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (96) 26th Langley High School (146) 34th Fairfax High School (151)


Past State Tournament Results

2010 B/C
2011 B/C
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2021
2022
2023 B C

Competitions

The VASO State Tournament has been held at the University of Virginia since 2016. Regional tournaments are held at a variety of locations which vary year to year. Since the vast majority of teams are located in Northern Virginia in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, and since VASO has a centralized structure where all regionals are run by the state organization, VASO allows schools to self-select into regionals. This ultimately means that there are no geographic regions, making the term "regional" somewhat of a misnomer in the state.

Invitationals

Lake Braddock Invitational (B) - December 9th, 2023
Fairfax Invitational (C) - January 6th, 2024 (rescheduled for weather to February 3rd, 2024)
Virginia Tech Invitational (C) - January 27th, 2024

Regional Tournaments

Centreville Regional (B/C) - February 10th, 2024
Mary Washington Regional (B/C) - February 17th, 2024
Virginia Tech Regional (C) - February 17th, 2024
Fairfax Regional (B/C) - February 24th, 2024

State Tournament

University of Virginia (B/C) - April 6th, 2024
Past Years
2023

Invitationals

UVA Invitational (C) - November 19th, 2022
Lake Braddock Invitational (B) - December 10th, 2022
Fairfax Invitational (C) - January 7th, 2023
Virginia Tech Invitational (B) - January 21st, 2023

Regional Tournaments

Charlottesville Regional - January 28th, 2023
Thomas Jefferson Regional - February 18th, 2023
Mary Washington Regional - February 25th, 2023

State Tournament

University of Virginia - March 25th, 2023
2022

Invitationals

Lake Braddock Invitational (B) - December 11th, 2021
Fairfax Invitational (C) - January 8th, 2022

Regional Tournaments

Fairfax Regional - February 12th, 2022
Charlottesville Regional - February 19th, 2022
Lake Braddock Regional - February 26th, 2022

State Tournament

University of Virginia - March 26th, 2022
2021

Invitationals

Lake Braddock Invitational (B) - December 12th, 2020
Fairfax Invitational (C) - January 9th, 2021

Regional Tournaments

Newton Regional - January 30th, 2021
Hooke Regional - February 6th, 2021
Leibniz Regional - February 6th, 2021

State Tournament

University of Virginia - March 20th, 2021
2020

Invitationals

Lake Braddock Invitational (B) - December 14th, 2019
Fairfax Invitational (C) - January 11th, 2020

Regional Tournaments

Virginia Tech Regional - January 25th, 2020
Mary Washington Regional - February 8th, 2020
Charlottesville Regional - February 15th, 2020
Fairfax Regional - February 29th, 2020

State Tournament (canceled)

University of Virginia - March 28th, 2020
2019

Invitationals

Lanier Invitational (B) - December 15th, 2018
Fairfax Invitational (C) - January 12th, 2019
Virginia Tech Invitational (C) - February 2nd, 2019

Regional Tournaments

Charlottesville Regional - January 26th, 2019
Virginia Tech Regional - February 2nd, 2019
Fairfax Regional - February 9th, 2019
Lake Braddock Regional - February 23rd, 2019

State Tournament

University of Virginia - March 23rd, 2019
2018

Invitationals

Virginia Tech Invitational (C) - December 2nd, 2017
Lanier Invitational (B) - January 13th, 2018
Fairfax Invitational (C) - January 6th, 2018

Regional Tournaments

Charlottesville Regional - January 27th, 2018
Woodson Regional - February 17th, 2018
Fairfax Regional - February 24th, 2018

State Tournament

University of Virginia - April 14th, 2018
2017

Invitationals

Lanier Invitational (B) - December 10th, 2016
Fairfax Invitational (C) - January 7th, 2017

Regional Tournaments

Charlottesville Regional - January 28th, 2017
Lake Braddock Regional - February 12th, 2017
Fairfax Regional - February 25th, 2017

State Tournament

University of Virginia - March 25th, 2017
2016

Invitationals

Fairfax Invitational (C) - January 9th, 2016

Regional Tournaments

Charlottesville Regional - February 13th, 2016
Fairfax Regional - February 27th, 2016
Marshall Regional - March 12th, 2016

State Tournament

University of Virginia - April 16th, 2016
2015

Invitationals

Fairfax Invitational (C) - January 10th, 2015

Regional Tournaments

Fairfax Regional - February 14th, 2015
Charlottesville Regional - February 28th, 2015
Marshall Regional - March 8th, 2015

State Tournament

Lake Braddock Secondary School - April 11th, 2015
2014

Invitationals

Fairfax Invitational (C) - January 11th, 2014

Regional Tournaments

Lake Braddock Regional - February 15th, 2014
Charlottesville Regional - February 22nd, 2014
Madison Regional - March 1st, 2014

State Tournament

James Madison High School - March 22nd, 2014
2013

Invitationals

Fairfax Invitational (C) - January 26th, 2013

Regional Tournaments

Charlottesville Regional - February 16th, 2013
Kilmer Regional - March 2nd, 2013
Stone Regional - March 16th, 2013

State Tournament

Virginia Tech - April 27th, 2013
2012

Regional Tournaments

Kilmer Regional - February 18th, 2012
Langley Regional - February 25th, 2012

State Tournament

Westfield High School - April 12th, 2012
2011

Regional Tournaments

Langley Regional - February 26th, 2011
Rachel Carson Regional - March 12th, 2011

State Tournament

Randolph-Macon College - March 26th, 2011

Teams

Because the teams in each regional tournament change every year, the following lists are not divided by tournament.

Division B

Active Teams

Inactive Teams

Division C

Active Teams

Inactive Teams

External Links