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MHS Grabs Title For Second Year in a Row in MISD Physics Olympics

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Shane Mauldin|
Friday, April 5, 2024
McKinney High School physics students celebrate after claiming the coveted McKinney ISD Physics Olympics cup for the second year in a row. It's MHS's third time overall to win the title.

McKinney High School physics students celebrate after claiming the coveted McKinney ISD Physics Olympics cup for the second year in a row. It's MHS's third time overall to win the title.

McKinney, Texas — Physics students from McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney High School and McKinney North High School met Wednesday, April 3, at the Collin County Adventure Camp in Anna for the annual clash of wits known as the MISD Physics Olympics, a daylong test of students’ knowledge of physics and their ability to apply that knowledge through a series of contests with vaguely descriptive names such as Mouse Trap Car, Boat Afloat, Egg Drop, Slow Bike Race, Bowling BroomBall and Quiz Show.

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MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Quiz Show

Each school’s contingent of four or five person teams in Physics and AP Physics divisions accumulated points for their school by placing in the top three in an event, and winning teams received 1st Place medals. After the dust had settled and the points had been tallied, MHS came out on top as the overall winner for the second year in a row and the Lions’ third overall win in the Physics Olympics.

“Winning the Physics Olympics trophy for a 3rd time and including back-to-back wins is incredible,” said MHS teacher Jason Chin. “Working together and seeing the excitement when they are holding the trophy shows how much school pride we truly have. We are looking forward to defending our title and aiming to 3-peat!”

Below are the medal winning teams and a gallery of the day’s events.

1st Place Medal Winners by School

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1st Place Physics Bowling BroomBall & Quiz Show (tie) — MHS Amplitude Adventures (Anne Nguyen, Samantha Simmons, Brenda Reyes, Marley Ramirez, Sabine Madrigal)

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1st Place Physics Boat Afloat — MHS The Physics Experts (Addison Graham, Gabriel Cortez, Reagan Reeves, Ricardo Aguirre)

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1st Place AP Physics Bowling BroomBall — MHS Sharma’s Soldiers (standing-Derek Schlamel, Reid Gambrell, Elias Solis, Taj Khemlani, seated-Elias Navarro)

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1st Place AP Physics Mousetrap Car & Quiz Show — Boyd NHI Insectoids (Mason Wakefield, Richard Jeong, Natalia Monteiro Ambrosio, Carol Zhang, Emily Tsai)

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1st Place Physics Slow Bike Race & Mousetrap Car — Boyd Pendulum Powers (Keldon Brown, Madison Treadwell, Bryson Dilworth, Victoria Oladipo, Olivia Baker)

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1st Place AP Physics Egg Drop — Boyd NHI-Reptilians (Derrick Newton, Andrew Jon (AJ), London Friesen, Alexis Green)

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1st Place Physics Egg Drop — North Particle Pioneers (Sam Rincon, Charlie Tomlinson, Tori Springfield, Adan Rajendran, Jessica Bates)

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1st Place AP Physics Slow Bike Race & Boat Afloat — North Khanfused (Finley Plant, Preston Quintero, Cali Tyler, Liam Getchell, Jake Thornell)

2024 MISD Battle of the Blues Physics Olympics Photos

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MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Slow Bike Race

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MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Preparing for the Egg Drop

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MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Preparing for the Egg Drop

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MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Egg Drop

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MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Egg Drop Success!

girl dropping egg contraption from tower

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Egg Drop

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MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Boat Afloat

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MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Boat Afloat

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Boat Afloat

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Bowling BroomBall

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Slow Bike Race

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Mousetrap Car

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Slow Bike Race

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — MISD Secondary Science Coordinator Dr. Kendra Henke

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Mousetrap Car

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Quiz Show

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Quiz Show

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Quiz Show

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Quiz Show

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Quiz Show

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — Quiz Show

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — MHS students celebrate victory!

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — MHS students celebrate victory!

MISD 2024 Physics Olympics — MHS students celebrate victory!

 

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