Piedmont Open IB Middle School

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Piedmont Open IB Middle School
Information
Member of SO since 2010
Results History
Best regional 1st, 2011-2018
Best state 1st, 2012, 2014-2018
Best nationals 4th, 2015
Social Media
Website http://piedmontibmiddleso.weebly.com/

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Piedmont IB Middle School is a Division B powerhouse school from Charlotte, North Carolina.

The program was started in 2010. The program had instant success as the team advanced from regionals to the NC State Competition.

In 2011, Piedmont placed 2nd at states and made it to the national competition in Wisconsin, placing 32nd.

In 2012, Piedmont placed 1st at the North Carolina state competition and placed 20th in the nation at the University of Central Florida.

In 2013, Piedmont placed 2nd at states and placed 23rd in the nation at Wright State University.

In 2014, Piedmont placed 1st and set a record low point total of 96 points at States. At the national competition at the University of Central Florida , Piedmont placed 9th in the nation.

In 2015, Piedmont placed 1st at States, with 57 points (breaking their previous record low of 96 points). In Lincoln, Nebraska for the 2015 National Science Olympiad Tournament, Piedmont placed 4th overall with a total of 296 points, and received 10 national medals including 2 Gold Medals in the events Simple Machines and Solar System. Piedmont Middle School has been a repeat champion in Simple Machines in 2014 and 2015.

In 2016, Piedmont placed 1st at States, 13th at the Nationals Competition, earning 1st place in the nation at Crime Busters.

In 2017, Piedmont placed 1st at States, 7th at the Nationals Competition, earning 8 individual medals, including 1st place in Crime Busters, Dynamic Planet, and Hovercraft.

In 2018, Piedmont placed 1st at States, 6th at the Nationals Competition, earning 9 individual medals, including 1st place in Crime Busters. Piedmont was 3rd time repeating champion in Crime Busters.

National Medals
Year Event Place
2011-12 Compute This 2nd
Crime Busters 1st
Food Science 1st
2012-13 Crime Busters 2nd
Disease Detectives 6th
Food Science 3rd
2013-14 Anatomy 3rd
Meteorology 4th
Simple Machines 1st
Water Quality 5th
2014-15 Air Trajectory 3rd
Crime Busters 4th
Dynamic Planet 4th
Experimental Design 5th
Green Generation 4th
Meteorology 3rd
Robo-Cross 2nd
Simple Machines 1st
Solar System 1st
Write It Do It 2nd
2015-16 Crave the Wave 2nd
Crime Busters 1st
Experimental Design 6th
Meteorology 5th
2016-17 Crime Busters 1st
Dynamic Planet 1st
Food Science 2nd
Hovercraft 1st
Meteorology 5th
Mission Possible 4th
Optics 4th
Rocks and Minerals 4th
2017-18 Battery Buggy 3rd
Crime Busters 1st
Dynamic Planet 4th
Hovercraft 4th
Mystery Architecture 5th
Optics 3rd
Road Scholar 2nd
Potions and Poisons 5th
Solar System 6th