Marie Murphy’s Varsity and Junior Varsity Science Olympiad Teams began 2015 with strong showings at the South Middle School (Arlington Heights) Science Olympiad Invitational on January 17. Of the 15 varsity teams competing, Marie Murphy’s varsity team scored top-three finishes in 16 of the 23 events including 6 first places finishes. The varsity team earned a a second place finish overall for the competition. Not to be outdone, the junior varsity team competed against 13 other schools, earning top-three finishes in 17 of the 23 events with 3 first place finishes. Just like their varsity counterparts, the junior varsity tam earned a second place overall.
The teams resume competing on February 7th with the junior varsity team traveling to Grayslake while the varsity team travels to Ohio to take on some of the top performing teams in the nation.