Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-04-01

A team from Randolph School in Huntsville won the state finals of the Alabama Science Olympiad at Samford University Saturday, March 29.

Fifteen teams from schools across the state competed in 23 events, representing biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology.

Second place honors went to an Auburn High School team. A team from Grissom High School, Huntsville, finished third.

The Randolph team will represent the state at the national competition, to be held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., May 30-31.

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.