The Harlem Middle School Science Olympiad Team has had an amazing journey this year, and it’s not over yet. Not only has the team had a very successful run so far, but they have also had fun and created friendships along the way. The team has done surprisingly well facing off against other middle schools in the area at the Rockford Christian Invitational in January and Rock Valley Regional competition in March, This was not done through laziness, but rather through months of building and studying various science topics. This year, the HMS Science Olympiad Team’s hard work has payed off and they placed second in the Regional Competition. This means that they will be attending the Science Olympiad State Competition at the University of Illinois on April 29th. The students of the team have indeed had a fun and educational journey, and it will continue as they prepare for the biggest challenge yet… facing off against the top teams in Illinois.