UCS Teams capture top spots at regional Science Olympiad
UCS Teams capture top spots at regional Science Olympiad
Posted on 05/29/2017
Davis team

Utica Community Schools students have demonstrated they have STEM down to a science.

UCS elementary and secondary Science Olympiad teams recently earned the top positions in a regional hands-on science competition.  

At the elementary level, UCS teams earned the top five finishes and eight of the top ten spots at the Macomb County Science Olympiad, which featured teams from Macomb and St. Clair counties.

At the secondary level, two UCS teams earned the top two spots at a the regional competition in March.

Science Olympiad is a national competition that challenge students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

The competition challenges students to work in team in hands-on competition that require them to research and create projects related to genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.

For example, an elementary challenge called Bridging the Gap provides students a mystery bag of materials to build a bridge bridge as long as possible that will support the weight of a tennis ball.

Each activity is scored judges and the school with the best score earn the top spots.

This year, elementary UCS teams placed among the top finishers at the May 20 competition held at Macomb Community College.

Placing in the top ten were:

  • Messmore Elementary – first
  • Morgan Elementary – second
  • Roberts Elementary – Third
  • Schwarzkoff Elementary – Fourth
  • Crissman Elementary – Fifth
  • Flickinger Elementary – Seventh
  • Beacon Tree Elementary – Ninth
  • Switzer Elementary – Tenth

At the secondary competition in March, UCS teams captured the top spots in both the junior high and senior high levels.
At the junior high level, Davis Junior High placed first and Heritage Junior High School placed second.
At the senior level, Stevenson High School finished in first and Eisenhower placed second.