Feb 13

CHS Science Oly Triumphant at Cal Berkeley!

Students from CHS (and many from the MST Magnet) traveled this past weekend down to Cal Berkeley to participate in the Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational, which is led by previous S.O. national medalists and students from Stanford and Cal Berkeley, including our very own Jon Bartlett (CHS/MST ’15), currently studying bio-engineering at Stanford (’19). The Golden Gate Invitational is, indeed, an impressive collaboration between Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley, showcasing some of the top science high schools in the United States; it’s an honor for our team to be invited to this.

The short version of the story is that CHS Science Oly. took an impressive 6th place out of 45 total teams from across the United States! Perhaps most impressive, though, is that they did this in a compressed span of only three hours (teams usually do their events over the course of 6+ hours). They were forced into doing this when the CHS team’s arrival by train at Berkeley was delayed significantly by track closures in/around Sacramento due to flooding. Undaunted, CHS quickly figured out en route to Cal a schedule that would allow them to do their events in that short time if they could get to the tournament and if they could get approval from the tournament organizers to do so, all of which they did.  Great team work … Congrats, CHS Science Oly!

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