Torrance, CA (February 21, 2017): Eight Bishop Montgomery Science Club members spent their President's Weekend at Antelope Valley College competing in the 31st Annual Los Angeles Regional Science Olympiad. Each year, the Olympiad offers over 20 challenging events from various science disciplines including biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology.
Bishop's team members competed against students from over 30 other area high schools and faired well in their Olympiad debut. Science Club founding member Daniel Kwon noted that the competition included not only "written tests, but also challenging activities." For one of the activities, Kwon was pulled away from one of the written tests for an optics challenge. Relying on his math and physics knowledge, and using blocks and mirrors, Kwon had to measure laser distances and angles. For Kwon, who is an AP science and math student at BMHS, the activity was challenging and put his knowledge to the test.
The club members have been prepping for the Olympiad since the fall, relying on study packets and group meetings to learn as much material as possible. In September, Kwon built a website for the Science Club so that all of their club information, including the Olympiad materials, could be in one place.
The club members look forward to returning to the Antelope Valley for next year's Olympiad with experience and more knowledge under their belts. In the meantime, they will continue meeting at lunchtime and after school, conducting experiments, discussing current topics and events, and sharing their love of all things science.