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IHA Students Compete in the NJ Science Olympiad at NJIT

The Science Olympiad has provided students and their teachers with the opportunity to compete in a standards-based challenge for more than thirty-one years. The Blue Eagle Science Olympiad team competed in the Anatomy & Physiology, Bridge Building, Compound Machines, Experimental Design, Geologic Mapping, Green Generation, Mission Possible, Scrambler, Wright Stuff, and Write It/Do It events.

The Bridge Building Team scored fifth and the Anatomy and Physiology Team scored sixth in a field of twenty schools. The Science Olympiad event augments Immaculate Heart Academy’s STEM curriculum integration strategy.

The IHA Science Olympians spent a tremendous amount of time preparing for the NJIT Science Olympiad Event. The students accomplished this during midterm season while juggling current classwork and study sessions for their academic subjects. Mrs. Sharon Mistretta, IHA technology teacher, said what the team accomplished as first time competitors was awe-inspiring. "I am very proud of our girls’ hard work and dedication in preparing for the Science Olympiad!” she said.

The IHA Science Olympiad Team is co-moderated by science teachers, Dr. Erika Brennan, Ms. Lauren Fitzgerald, and technology teacher, Mrs. Sharon Mistretta. Participation in the Olympiad is open to IHA students in all grades, freshman through senior year.