Cheyenne Mountain Scores State at Science Olympiad Regionals

Winning 11 events, Cheyenne Mountain’s Science Olympiad team conquered regionals, making their way to State.

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  • After an exciting Science Olympiad competition, members come together to emphasize the family and friendship that has prospered through STEM.

  • (From left to right) Senior Chris Moody, Freshman Meghan Stengel, and Freshman Haley Javernick creatively experiment with Hot Wheels for an Experimental Design Event at Science Olympiad Regionals. Photo Credit: Chris Moody

  • (From left to right) Senior Ashley Stadjuhar and Junior Leanna Wright make final adjustments to their truss bridge before judging, attaching the chain and weights for the Bridge Event. Photo Credit: Chris Moody

  • Science Olympiad members prepare for their future events in a college classroom at CSU Pueblo. Prior competitions were held online due to the onset of COVID-19, so much of the information they use is on their devices. Photo Credit: Chris Moody

  • After an exciting Science Olympiad competition, members come together to emphasize the family and friendship that has prospered through STEM. Photo Credit: Chris Moody

  • Parents, teachers, and students align on the bleachers to watch the building events take flight. Wright Stuff, Ping Pong Parachute, and Gravity Vehicle are among some of the most popular engagements. Photo Credit: Chris Moody

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 An exuberant bus full of bright eyed and bushy tailed students arrived at CSU Pueblo on a Saturday morning at 7 am, ready to triumph. 

Competitions started as early as 8 am, as students dashed from one campus building to another, getting a taste of college life. 

These young scientists have worked hard, sometimes for years, to hone their craft. President of Science Olympiad Senior Alex Dziaba elaborated, “We’ve been working on Sci O since the fall. So many hours. If you want to do well, you have to become almost an expert in your events.” 

The awards ceremony brought chapped hands and sore throats from all the clapping and hollering. Cheyenne Mountain came for gold, and stood for no less. 

Vice President of Science Olympiad Junior Eve Zuckerman detailed, “We got a total of 112 points, and the first place winner got 97 points, so you want to have the least amount of points possible because it is the total number of places all added up. If we did slightly better in three events, we would’ve won.”

Eve finished, “I’m really excited, and we are going to be upping practices, adding Saturday practices to allow people more time to prepare for their events, we’re really going to be focusing on fixing the events that need to be fixed, and making sure that the events that did well don’t get too comfortable because that can always be an issue.” 

  Science Olympiad has had a long-standing rivalry with Homeschool Science Colorado, and they hope to beat their competitors. “This year we feel extremely confident. Our team at regionals was thrown together and we are super close to home school. We are fired up for state,” Alex concluded.