Bonham Middle School students are putting their brain to the test as part of the Science Olympiad team, a STEM-based competition program. The competition consists of 23 different events. Each team has 15 members.
Steven Jalbert, Bonham 8th Grader, and team member said, “I’ve been doing it since 6th grade with these people and it’s a lot of fun, I get to do it with my friends. I enjoy it, some people say it’s just studying, but I enjoy it and I enjoy the competitions and I just have a lot of fun doing it.”
Emily Kus, Bonham 8th Grader, and team member sai, “As a 7th grader I was in a STEM class and I found it extremely interesting and I would like to be an engineer when I grow up, so this seemed like the best path for me.”
The students on the team meet every day in class, but they also meet after school and on the weekends.
Kimberly Irving, Bonham STEM teacher said, “These are remarkable children. One of the things I really like about the STEM program at Bonham is it gives kids like them a place to show off their talents.”
Since September, the team has been preparing for competition. At Regionals in Katy, Texas, the team’s hard work paid off. “This year we came back with second place which we were very very proud of because we’re a public school with very little funding and big hearts and the kids came back very victorious,” Irving explained.
Bonham’s Science Olympiad Team has qualified and is headed to the state competition in College Station at Texas A&M on May 3 and 4. For more information and to keep up with the competition, click here.
Bonham’s Science Olympiad Team is the only team like this in our area.