Valparaiso High School
|Valparaiso High School|
|Member of SO since|
|Best regional||2008, 1st- score 36|
|Best state||2008, 2nd- score 96|
|Best 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.
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.
|Year||Competition||Rank||Points||Golds||Silvers||Bronzes||4th||5th||6th||Total 1-3||Total Medals|
|*Scoring system was backwards...high score won. Under current system, score would be 482|