NOAA congratulates 2021 Science Olympiad National Tournament winners

Making it to the Science Olympiad offsite link National Tournament is a tremendous achievement for teams of middle and high school science enthusiasts from around the country.

A group of students stand in front of their school with a banner and pom-poms.
Daniel Wright Middle School, in Illinois, won the Dynamic Planet Division B Event at the 2021 Science Olympiad National Tournament. (Daniel Wright Middle School, courtesy of Science Olympiad)

This year, 120 of the country's best Science Olympiad teams and the Global Ambassador Team from Japan competed in the tournament, representing more than 2,000 students. The 37th Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament was hosted virtually in partnership with Arizona State University from May 17 to May 22, 2021.

The Science Olympiad provides rigorous, standards-based challenges in all STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines. Since 2012, NOAA Education has sponsored the Meteorology event offsite link for middle school students and supported the middle and high school Dynamic Planet competitions offsite link.

Winners of the middle school (Division B) Meteorology competition

  • 1st place – Community Middle School (New Jersey)
  • 2nd place – Fulton Science Academy (Georgia)
  • 3rd place – Cedar Springs Homeschool (Tennessee)
  • 4th place – Jeffrey Trail Middle School (California)
  • 5th place – Daniel Wright Junior High School (Illinois)
  • 6th place – Kennedy Middle School (California)

Winners of the middle school (Division B) Dynamic Planet competition

  • 1st place – Daniel Wright Junior High School (Illinois)
  • 2nd place – Beckendorff Junior High School (Texas)
  • 3rd place – Timberline Middle School (Washington)
  • 4th place – Redmond Middle School (Washington)
  • 5th place – Homeschool Science Colorado (Colorado)
  • 6th place – Solon Middle School (Ohio)

Winners of the high school (Division C) Dynamic Planet competition

  • 1st place – Ladue Horton Watkins High School (Missouri)
  • 2nd place – West Windsor Plainsboro South (New Jersey)
  • 3rd place – Great Neck South High School (New York)
  • 4th place – Adlai E. Stevenson High School (Illinois)
  • 5th place – Seven Lakes High School (Texas)
  • 6th place – Carmel High School (Indiana)

NOAA congratulates the winning schools, all of the students who competed, and their coaches and supervisors.