Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-04-08

St. James School of Montgomery won first place in the 2005 Alabama Science Olympiad held at Samford University Saturday (April 2). The team will represent the state in the national Science Olympiad competition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign May 20-21. St. James was also last year's first place state winner.

The Auburn High School team finished second, and will also travel to the national event.

In the state competition at Samford, 16 teams competed in 23 different events representing biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology.

The "blue" team from Huntsville's Randolph High, which had two teams competing, finished third.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.