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As COVID-19 pandemic continues to make history, Science Olympiad team’s bid to make more history of its own ends

The Southern California Science Olympiad website posted its March 6 announcement about the cancellation of its April 4 state competition because of growing COVID-19 concerns. This would've been the first time that the 15-member team from Sunny Hills was eligible to compete at this level after placing fourth in the regional event at the University of California, Irvine., Feb. 15.

Nevya Patel

April 19, 2020

They had already made history for Sunny Hills High School. The 15 Science Olympiad competitors had hoped they would continue their historic run at the April 4 Southern California Science Olympiad Tournament at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. But the spread of the coronavirus and Ca...

April 4: Why losing the chance to compete at Science Olympiad states feels worse than not qualifying at all

Freshman Maggie Kho (left) and junior Hannah Kim take a practice Codebusters test Feb. 14 at Kho’s house after school, working on improving their decrypting skills together on a timed-bonus question to prepare for the regional Science Olympiad competition the next day. Though the Sunny Hills team made history in being the school's first squad to advance to the Southern California state tournament, the April 4 competition was canceled a month ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Image posted with permission from Anika Madan.

Hannah Kim

April 4, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit some of your experiences, please email us at [email protected] We — the S...

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