Most of the titles were won by Bell St. Middle School - which was closed when CMS was developed as District 56's middle school - and many junior scientists have gone on to the very successful Clinton High School Science Olympiad team. CHS competes next month, also at Newberry College, and state winners move on to the National Science Olympiad in May.
"I don't know what's going to happen," CMS SO Coach Terri O'Shields told her scientists before the results were announced, "but whatever it is we are going to treat every team with respect."
Pleasant Knoll Middle School was chosen as the sportsmanship winner.
CMS earned 61 points (low points wins), while Green Charter earned 91 and Meadow Glen earned 122. Irmo placed 4th, Banks Trail 5th, Palmetto Academy 6th, Pleasant Knoll 7th, Mid-Carolina 8th, Robert Smalls 9th and Ben Lippen 10th.
There are 20 events in the SC Science Olympiad - CMS placed 1st in 9 events (with an A Team and a B Team). Green Charter placed first in 5 events.