Harriton High School
|Harriton High School at a glance|
|Member of SO since||1991 (possibly earlier)|
|Best finish, regionals||1995-2005, 2011 1st place|
|Best finish, state||1994-1995, 1998-2011, 1st place|
|Best finish, nationals||1995, 2001, 2005 1st place|
Harriton High School started competing in Science Olympiad around 1991 in Southeast Pennsylvania. The Harriton Science Olympiad team, under head coach Brian Gauvin, is one of the most successful teams at the school. Harriton prides itself on its open system in which anyone can join the team and each tournament's competing team is determined by the 15 people on the team who will serve the team best given the circumstances (i.e. ability and scheduling). The team is rather large especially given the small size of the school (currently about 1100) with between 25-40 or so people on the team each year. All those on the team, competing or not, are encouraged to come to all competitions. Harriton has placed first in the Pennsylvania state Science Olympiad competition for the last fourteen years (1998-2011) and won the national Science Olympiad title in 1995, 2001, and 2005. The Harriton team consistently scores in the top ten at the national competition having done for the last 18 years (1994-2011). Most recently, Harriton placed eighth at the University of Wisconsin 2011 competition, and 1st at the 2011 Pennsylvania State Competition. Their current streak of 14 straight Pennsylvania state titles is the longest of any Pennsylvania activity or sport.
|Year||Athens Invitational||Points||Conestoga Invitational||Points||Solon invitational||Points|
- In years marked with a * more points were awarded for better places.