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Kilmer Middle School is named after the famous poet Joyce Kilmer. Last year, the school created its first-ever Science Olympiad team and went to compete in the
Kilmer Middle School is named after the famous poet Joyce Kilmer. Last year, the school created its first-ever Science Olympiad team and went to compete in the Regionals and States.
Revision as of 22:59, 15 April 2011
Kilmer Middle School
Kilmer Middle School is named after the famous poet Joyce Kilmer. Last year, the school created its first-ever Science Olympiad team and went to compete in the Virginia Regionals and States.
In the 2009-2010 school year, one of three Kilmer teams placed 7th at the Regionals, their highest place. At the State Tournament, they managed to place in the top 5 (5th place overall).
In the 2010-11 year, the number of students who participated skyrocketed from last year's figures. 3 teams were chosen to compete at Regionals, but they competed in the Rustin Invitationals (in PA) in late January. Kilmer finished 2nd overall, falling a few points short of defeating the esteemed Strath Haven Middle School.
In late February, Kilmer participated in the Langley Regionals, the first tournament of two held in Virginia. Kilmer consistently placed in the top 5, and managed to place 2nd overall. They finished with 99 points, beating one team by just 1 point. The first place team finished with 69 points, a wide margin.
Kilmer managed to narrow down the 3 teams to just one to take to the State Tournament. 19 schools participated in the States. The Kilmer team placed 1st in the State, a big improvement from last year's 5th place. They finished with 93 points, beating the 2nd place team by 15 points (108). Kilmer will be participating in the National tournament in Madison, WI from May 20-22.
Kilmer has not qualified for the National tournament before 2011. By winning the State Tournament in 2011, they have qualified for the National tournament in Wisconsin.
Here are the scores from the State Tournament (2011).
|Can't Judge A Powder||2nd|
|Science Crime Busters||5th|
|Storm the Castle||4th|
|Write It Do It||11th|