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The current team is going through what is known in the sports world as a "rebuilding era".  A team composed of almost the same 15 members competed together from 2006-2008.  This year, the 7 seniors are gone, leaving a core of almost entirely new seniors this year.  Since only 7 are allowed to compete, there are 6-8 new slots to fill.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==

Revision as of 05:28, 5 November 2008

Valparaiso High School at a glance
Member of SO since
Best finish, regionals 2008, 1st- score 36
Best finish, state 2008, 2nd- score 96
Best finish, nationals 2008, 11th- score 392



Valparaiso, Indiana, located in Northwest Indiana, has a very strong tradition of Science Olympiad success. Home to Benjamin Franklin Middle School with four national appearances and Thomas Jefferson Middle School with 19 national appearances - and two National Championships, Valparaiso High School has a fantastic base of Division B competitors. A school of approximately 2,200 students, Valparaiso High School has a rigorous program for advanced students, offering over 15 Advanced Placement courses and the International Baccalaureate Program, including Higher Level (HL) classes in Chemistry and Biology. It is truly no surprise that team members are well-prepared for Science Olympiad competitions.

Current Team

The current team is going through what is known in the sports world as a "rebuilding era". A team composed of almost the same 15 members competed together from 2006-2008. This year, the 7 seniors are gone, leaving a core of almost entirely new seniors this year. Since only 7 are allowed to compete, there are 6-8 new slots to fill.

History

Year Competition Rank Points Golds Silvers Bronzes 4th 5th 6th Total 1-3 Total Medals
1999 Regionals 1st
State 2nd
Nationals 11th 476* 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 4
2000 Regionals 1st
State
2001 Regionals 1st
State
2002 Regionals 1st
State
2003 Regionals 2nd
State 4th 205 2 1 0 4 0 3 3 7
2004 Regionals 2nd
State 6th 207 3 1 4 1 1 0 8 10
2005 Riley 6th 137 3 2 0 3 2 2 5 5
Regionals 1st 57 9 6 2 2 2 2 17 17
State 5th 197 1 2 2 1 4 2 5 10
2006 Riley 3rd 114 2 1 6 1 3 5 9 9
Regionals 1st 68 7 7 3 2 2 0 17 17
State 5th 153 1 2 4 1 2 5 7 10
2007 Riley 2nd 73 5 5 3 3 2 2 13 13
Regionals 1st 54 11 7 0 1 1 2 18 18
State 2nd 137 5 2 4 2 0 1 11 13
Nationals 11th 430 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4
2008 Riley 1st 76 9 2 4 3 1 1 15 15
Regionals 1st 36 15 5 1 2 0 0 21 21
State 2nd 97 2 4 9 3 0 1 15 18
Nationals 11th 392 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 5
*Scoring system was backwards...high score won. Under current system, score would be 482