I just have to brag on our kids a little bit. I am the assistant coach for our school's Science Olympiad team. This past weekend we went to the regional competition and did extremely well. Across our two teams we medaled in every event. Our A team medaled 18 times and our B team medaled 16 times out of 23 events. We go to the state competition in a few weeks.
I can't really take any credit for this success because I'm only learning the ropes this year. The coach is amazing and the kids are incredible. We can only field one team for state, so cutting half the team was extremely difficult. Luckily, the state competition will be held nearby and we expect a lot of our extra team members to come cheer on those who are competing.
If you are interested in starting a Science Olympiad group at your school, go read the information at the Science Olympiad website. There's almost too much information. Keep in mind that you DON'T have to buy all the recommended videos and kits in order to be competitive. You really need motivated kids, supportive parents, and perhaps a good PTO to help you pay for a bus to competition.