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.

 


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