Thirty-five fourth through sixth grade students from St. Bede formed three teams competing in the State Science Olympiad Competition held at the University of West Alabama and took home First, Second and Third Place in the contest. Several teams from across central and west Alabama converged on the university campus for a weekend of science competitions. The Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. The Science Olympiad is also designed to encourage classroom teachers to explore new and challenging ways of teaching science. Students who participate in the Science Olympiad are taught advanced science through active, hands-on participation. All events involve teamwork, group planning, cooperation, and promote team spirit and good sportsmanship.
This August, Montgomery Catholic senior, Angeles Gonzalez-Ansaldi, won the title