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Auburn Junior High School
Member of SO since 1997
Results History
Best regional 1st
Best state 1st
Best nationals 10th

Auburn Junior High School has won the Alabama Science Olympiad 14 years in a row, and consistently places well at Nationals. In 1997, the team participated as their first year and won first at State.

In 1998, the team won second at State. Since then, the team has placed first at State every year except 2012.

In 2002, Auburn Junior High School also won a National Science Bowl championship.

In 2003, the team placed their best at Nationals with a 16th place.

In 2011, the team placed 31st, and won their first national championship in Battery Buggy.

In 2012, the team suffered their first State defeat at the hands of their feeder school, Drake Middle School, placing second.

In 2013, the team came back and once again took the state championship. They took home four medals from Nationals--their record for most National medals at the time--but only ended up placing 21st overall.

In 2014, the team won state yet again, and got 10th place at Nationals, their highest Nationals score ever.

In 2015, the team won state, and got 18th place at Nationals.

School Info

The school is entirely comprised of 8th and 9th graders, creating a team structure in which there are almost always 10 eighth and 5 ninth graders, except for those very rare years when they have 4 ninth graders.

Team Info

The team shares its resources with Drake Middle School, a school of 7th graders. Coaches are usually students from Auburn High School. Usually, there is no differentiation between the two teams except at competition; they are referred to collectively as "AMSSO", or "Auburn Middle School Science Organization". It is quite often the case when they have enough medals to exceed the number of events (e.g. "We got 32 medals!") that people become confused. From their webpage: "Our organization provides real-world competition and leadership opportunities. This model coordinates J. F. Drake Middle School, Auburn Junior High School and Auburn High School in a learning community." Therefore, the Science Olympiad team coordinates all these schools, only splitting into separate schools for competition.

Current and Former Members