Fifteen high schools came together on March 7 in the Stambaugh gyms to participate in the 37th annual Physics Olympics.
This year, just like last year, Jackson Milton took home the first place trophy. Lisbon received the second place spot, and Lowelville came in third. Student’s individual scores in each of the twelve different events — including mousetrap racers, bridge building, music making, and quiz show, as well as many others — determine places.
Cynthia Smotzer, coordinator of the event, said the Physics Olympics is a great way for students to apply what they learn in class.
This year the House of Cards event was introduced, replacing the Mystery Question.
The day began with President James Tressel giving a welcome. Many of the teams were able to get photos with Tressel in their special Physics Olympics shirts. Teams made their own shirts to wear to the event with funny sayings on them, including, “Think like a proton and stay positive,” and, “It’s all about the pizza π in our domain.”
The day closed with the quiz bowl and the award ceremony.