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Friday, 19th January 2018

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Home schoolers in State finals


Two boys from the Lake Travis Homeschoolers , who live in Lakeway have been invited to compete at the state Science Olympiad in College Station on April 24 -25. Bryan Witheril, a member of the Austin Homeschool Science League Science Olympiad Team, placed 2nd  in the fossils category at the regional Science Olympiad in San Antonio in March.


Eli Gilliam a member of Austin Science Aces , another homeschool science team placed third on the Solar System category exam at a regional competition at the University of Texas in March. Both of their teams have been invited to compete at state based on their points at the regional competitions.

Science Olympiad is a national competition that has been around for 31 years providing standard based challenges to more than 7300 teams in all 50 states. There are thirty teams from all over Texas from public and private schools who have been invited to compete at state level after the regional events.  Each team has to cover at least 23 out of 28 events, the events are all science based and range from build events like constructing bridges that are designed to carry heavy loads to completing written exams created by nationally recognized universities. The contest is offered yearly to Middle and high-schoolers. Bryan and Eli, both 10 years old, decided to compete at the middle school level when they discovered that there was no elementary school level competition.



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