Six teams from CVMS participated in the recent San Diego Regional Science Olympiad (SO) competition. The students tested, wrote, experimented, and scored their way into first place by the end of the day. They competed against 116 teams from 37 schools in the Greater San Diego Area and earned a slot at the Southern California State SO competition in Anaheim on April 4. The events that the students take on are quite varied and interesting, and the students are coached by parent volunteers. Often the material expertise of the students surpasses even college level understanding of the subject. Each student typically spends eight to 15 hours a week studying for SO. There are three types of events at the competition: study, lab, and build events. CVMS has been involved in the program since its opening 10 years ago. CVMS has placed first at Regional for the past three years.