Regional Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Daiber and the Madison County Regional Office of Education sponsored the 34th annual Junior Olympiad March 9 at SIUE.
The purpose of the Olympiad was to bring together sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders from Madison County schools for an intensive one-day creative problem-solving competition.
Students compete as teams solving a series of problems, which require higher-level thinking skills. Team points were awarded for problem-solving exercises areas such as creativity, language arts, math, science and physics.
First- to fifth-place winners were awarded individual ribbons and a team trophy. Of the 39 teams participating, St. Elizabeth School placed fifth. Congratulations to the eighth-grade team: Vanessa Luna, Rebecca Loftus, Ana Wilmsmeyer and Olivia Wilmsmeyer.