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Middle school students test their weather expertise at the 2017 Science Olympiad

NOAA sponsored the meteorology event and supported the high school remote sensing competition
June 7, 2017 The 33rd annual Science Olympiad National Tournament was held on the weekend of May 20th on the campus of Wright State University in the Dayton, Ohio area.
Winners of the 2017 Science Olympiad National Tournament.

To qualify for the national tournament, 7,600 teams from all 50 states competed to become their state winners for the competition. The Science Olympiad provides rigorous, standards-based challenges in all STEM disciplines. NOAA Education sponsors the Meteorology event for middle school students and provides support to the high school Remote Sensing competition.

The top winners of the Meteorology competition in 2017 were:
1st – Beckendorff Junior High School – Katy, Texas
2nd – Meads Mill Middle School – Northville, Michigan
3rd – Eagle Hill – Manlius, New York
4th – Paul J Gelinas Junior High School – East Setauket, New York
5th – Piedmont IB Middle School – Charlotte, North Carolina
6th – Baker Middle School – Troy, Michigan

Congratulations to the winners, but most importantly, thank you to all the students who competed and all the coaches and supervisors who assisted.

Jeannine Montgomery, NOAA's Education Outreach Coordinator, center, presenting the award to the two winners of Meteorology from Beckendorff Junior High School in Texas.
Jeannine Montgomery, NOAA's Education Outreach Coordinator, center, presenting the award to the two winners of the Meteorology competition from Beckendorff Junior High School in Texas. (Jeannine Montgomery/NOAA)