Willowbrook hosts State send-off celebration for members of Science Olympiad Team

On April 19, Willowbrook hosted a State send-off celebration for members of the school’s Science Olympiad Team who will compete in the Illinois Individual State Tournament (IIST).

That event will take place on April 20 at McHenry County College and is for students who earned a medal at their Regional Science Olympiad Tournament, but whose team did not earn a bid to the Illinois Science Olympiad State Tournament.

  • Sophomore Eli Gibson: Fossils 

  • Junior Isra Khattak: Disease Detectives, Microbe Mission

  • Junior Dunia Mchabcheb: Wind Power, Experimental Design

  • Sophomore Salman Siddiqi: Ecology, Optics

  • Senior Sophia Marino: Fossils

  • Junior Natalie McKenna: Wind Power, Experimental Design

According to www.illinoisolympiad.org, “Illinois Science Olympiad (ISO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in a variety of science disciplines, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education of students, teachers, and community coaches. The Illinois Science Olympiad program supports Illinois school districts, teachers, and parent participants through classroom activities, facilitating training workshops and encouraging intramural, district, regional, state and national tournaments.”