MES is a proud sponsor of the Science Olympiad, a national contest with existing school involvement in the state. The Science Olympiad is a competition held in March in Mississippi with the finalists from the state competition attending the National Science Olympiad in May. The Olympiad consists of numerous events within the categories of Life, Personal & Social Science, Earth & Space, Physical Science & Chemistry, Technology & Engineering, and finally, Inquiry & Nature of Science. These events have titles such as Junkyard Challenge, Mission Impossible, Mousetrap Vehicle and Towers, which is very similar to our model contest. Each participating school fields a team for whichever events they choose to participate in, with most schools having heavy participation in the Technology and Engineering category because they get to build and tear up things there. The Olympiad itself is conducted like a game show, making participation by the teams fun.
MES members are encouraged to get involved as advisors for teams, judges, and/or helpers with event coordination. To encourage this participation, a listing of the schools which have been actively participating is provided below with the name of the team coaches. Please review this list and contact the school(s) nearest you to offer your personal support to this exciting competition which introduces and fosters interest in science and engineering.
Junior High/Middle SchoolPetal Middle School, Karen Huddleston, PetalBayou View Middle School, Daniele Edwards, GulfportWest Wortham Middle School, Janice Marie Ferguson, SaucierGermantown Middle School, Melissa Foles, MadisonGermantown Middle School, Allan Nolan, MadisonChastain Middle, Sherrye Biglow, JacksonWest Wortham Middle School, Jodi Mitchell, SaucierTrinity Episcopal Day School, Julie Timm, NatchezOcean Springs Middle School, Patrick Quinnelly, Ocean SpringsBiloxi Junior High School, Syhann Shoemake, BiloxiParklane Academy, Anthony DeLee, McCombSt. Aloysius High School, Kara McDermott, VicksburgHancock Middle School, Elizabeth Brown, KilnAmite County High School, Shirline Hampton, LibertyPearl River Central Middle School, Rhona Hayes, CarriereBuckatunna Junior High, Kim Hopkins, BuckatunnaNorth Woolmarket Middle School, Dianne Groce, BiloxiNorth Woolmarket Middle School, Amber Raynor, BiloxiOxford Middle School, Michael Hougendobler, OxfordGulfport Central Middle School, Susan Lewis, GulfportGulfport Central Middle School, Jessica Arnold, GulfportClinton Jr High School, Linda White, ClintonBeat Four School, Linda Pitts, WaynesboroPetal Upper Elementary School, Anya Keen, PetalPetal Upper Elementary School, Karen Fordham, PetalPetal Upper Elementary School, Diane Wolfarth, PetalWest Lauderdale Middle School, April McCary, CollinsvilleWest Lauderdale Middle School, Cathy Gordon, Collinsville
High SchoolCaledonia High School, Terry L. Wiygul, CaledoniaNorth Pike High School, Erin Fortenberry, SummitNorth Pike High School, Melissa Duncan, SummitWilkinson County Christian Academy, Pamela Leak, WoodvilleTrinity Episcopal Day School, Michael Kinney, NatchezNew Albany High School, Brooke Dillard, New AlbanyParklane Academy, Lisa Loper, McCombSt. Aloysius High School, Suzie Channell, VicksburgMadison Central High School, Betsy Sullivan, MadisonAmite County High School, Kimberly Ford, LibertyForrest County AHS, Tommy Sumrall, BrooklynMSMS, William R. Odom, ColumbusSumner Hill Junior High School, Lynda Collins, ClintonD'Iberville High School, Terry Stebly, BiloxiClinton High School, Joe Queen, ClintonGreenville-Weston High School, Pamela Ward, Greenville