YISS Goes for Gold in Science Olympiad

By Sarah K. Feb 27, 2017

On February 25, 20 YISS Science Club students, along with Mr. DeHart, chose to spend their Saturday by participating in the 6th Annual Korean Science Olympiad at Dwight School Seoul. Amongst 10 different international schools and 200 student scientists, YISS was able to stand out in the competition and leave the event with personal bests and collective successes.

For the individual tests, sophomore Jay B. received third place for the General Sciences category, and sophomore Yoona C. placed second. Juniors Yoonsung R. and Yuki U. along with Senior Sarah K. received Honorable Mentions for the Biology, Physics, and Chemistry categories respectively.

For the Brain Bowl, during which two teams of four competed to answer difficult science questions, YISS won five consecutive rounds up to the finals and was awarded second place. For the group activity, YISS was split into two teams, making paper airplanes for one of three categories: flight distance, duration, and acrobatics. YISS Team #2 won first place for flight acrobatics, resulting in a total of seven awards unprecedented in Science Club "YISStory."

Science Club meets every second, third, and fourth Monday during AP, doing activities such as making silver nitrate mirrors to building physics-oriented constructions and performing organ dissections. As a team, the club was able to advance and learn even more through KSO 2017, and we hope to grow and mature as scientists in the near and distant future.

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