By Ian Hanigan
Irvine’s newest campus is already racking up the honors.
Just before the spring recess, we learned that a team of 15 students from Jeffrey Trail Middle School picked up a trophy at the 2014 Southern California State Science Olympiad after placing fifth among middle schools.
This is an impressive feat for a school that opened just eight months earlier, particularly given the level of competition.
Science Olympiad tournaments have been likened to academic track meets, comprising 23 individual and team events covering such disciplines as biology, Earth science, chemistry, physics and technology.
The Southern California State Science Olympiad, which was held at Canyon High School in Anaheim on April 5, featured more than 60 middle and high school teams. To check out the middle school results, click here. And for high school results, click here.
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