Middle School Science Olympiad Team Wins 1st Place In Regional Competition

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Shown, from left to right, are Gus Corry, Christian Cyrul, Zac Faudi, Abigail Germ, Josh Kyle, August Anderson,  Bailey White,  AJ Rankin, Joel Huffman, Luke Ford, Molly McNamara, Will Thomas, Catherine Upchurch, Grace Corry, and Adelaide Huffman.
Shown, from left to right, are Gus Corry, Christian Cyrul, Zac Faudi, Abigail Germ, Josh Kyle, August Anderson, Bailey White, AJ Rankin, Joel Huffman, Luke Ford, Molly McNamara, Will Thomas, Catherine Upchurch, Grace Corry, and Adelaide Huffman.

The Elements, the middle school Science Olympiad team sponsored by Explorers Homeschool Academy, won first place at the Regional Science Olympiad competition on Feb. 16, at Chattanooga State. The Elements outscored six other public and private middle school teams, and will now serve as the Southeast Tennessee representatives at the State Science Olympiad competition in Knoxville on April 6.  

The regional competition included both knowledge-based events, such as Anatomy, Heredity, Reach for the Stars, and Forestry, and hands-on construction-based events, such as Mousetrap Vehicle, Sounds of Music, and the Rotor Egg Drop.  The Elements placed either first, second, or third in 20 of the 23 Science Olympiad events, resulting in a first place team finish. 

If your home-schooled child has an interest in science, the ability to study hard, and a desire to work with a dynamic team, consider joining The Elements. Meetings are Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. at Bethel Temple Church in Hixson. For more information, visit http://ehamiddleso.weebly.com/join-the-team.html.

 


Lee's Summer Honors Program Has Record Attendance

Lee University’s Summer Honors residential program concluded another two-week term, exposing high-achieving students to numerous aspects of college life at Lee.  This year’s Summer Honors drew 173 students to Lee’s campus, an all-time record for attendance.   While at Summer Honors, students got a head start on their college career by earning six hours of academic ... (click for more)

Charles Foundation Scholarships Awarded

John R. Buhrman, treasurer, and member of the Board of Directors of the Mario C. and Grace B. Charles Education Foundation, announces the awarding of scholarships to students attending UTC during the 2015-2016 academic year.   The scholarships, awarded annually in two different categories, engineering students, and students studying to be teachers, are ... (click for more)

Healy Says Bass Pro Shop At East Ridge To Get Underway Next Month, New Hotel, Restaurants Planned Nearby; Sewers Are An Issue

Commercial realtor John Healy said Thursday that construction is set to start next month on the Bass Pro Shop at Exit 1 in East Ridge. He said it is due to open next May. Mr. Healy also said Wolftever Development that is carrying out the project has also bought additional land near the Bass Pro Shop site at the entrance to Camp Jordan Park. He said one purchase is America's Best ... (click for more)

Work Set To Start In October On $28 Million Retail, Office, Apartment Development At The 700 Block of Market Street

An Atlanta developer said work will start in October on a $28 million retail, office and apartment complex in the long-vacant middle of the 700 block of Market Street. Boyd Simpson of the Simpson Company said the project was made possible because his firm also owns the adjacent SunTrust Tower and can use some of its excess parking for occupants of the new building. He said ... (click for more)

Police Need To Stop The Road Cowboys - And Response (2)

Where is our highway patrol?  If they were known to regularly patrol our interstate highways through our city I don't think it would take long before the "truckers" were aware of it.  There are places in our country where this is the case.   When I have traveled Interstates 24 and 75 I may see the occasional car pulled over but rarely if ever is it an 18-wheeler. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Never Disturb The Dead

I’ve got too many things in my life that scare me so I’ve always been real leery of “unnecessary fear.” A guy named Terry wanted to teach me how to catch a live rattlesnake one time but had a tough time telling me what exactly to do with the angry serpent when the time came to let it go. I have the same view of these paranormal societies where otherwise sane people go around looking ... (click for more)