The CHS Science Olympiad team won their regional competition for the first time ever this year on Saturday, March 3.
The varsity team placed second in regionals overall, giving them the opportunity to compete in the state competition. The club has existed at CHS for five years, but they hadn’t made it into the top three school teams until this year.
Margaret Reed, a member of the Science Olympiad, spoke about her experience.
“We haven’t been successful in the past, so to see the fruition of our hard work all come together was really nice, and our president played a big role in that because she got everyone motivated and hardworking,” said Reed.
Bhairavy Puviindran, club president of the Science Olympiad, echoed her sentiment.
“We did a lot better than we expected, and, as club president, that made me really, really happy, and there were only seven people on our JV team. They all got medals which is really impressive for the JV team,” said Puviindran. “In terms of varsity, everyone studied really hard for this competition, and it really paid off.”
Puviindran found it very rewarding to see her club’s hard work come to fruition. It motivates the club to work harder, so the effort they put into the state competition might be worth the result.
“I think just because it’s been so long since the Carrboro Science Olympiad team has made it to States that however well we do, it’s going to be fine because we made it to States,” said Reed.
Photo by Hope Anderson