Explorers Homeschool Science Olympiad Team Places 6th In State Tournament

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Shown, from left to right, are (front row) Luke Ford, Gus Corry, Grace Corry, Catherine Upchurch, Molly McNamara, Joel Huffman, August Anderson,  Christian Cyrul, (back row) Sandra Corry-coach, Will Thomas, Bailey White, Josiah West, Josh Kyle, Zac Faudi, Adelaide Huffman, Crystal Faudi-coach, not pictured-AJ Rankin, Abigail Germ.
Shown, from left to right, are (front row) Luke Ford, Gus Corry, Grace Corry, Catherine Upchurch, Molly McNamara, Joel Huffman, August Anderson, Christian Cyrul, (back row) Sandra Corry-coach, Will Thomas, Bailey White, Josiah West, Josh Kyle, Zac Faudi, Adelaide Huffman, Crystal Faudi-coach, not pictured-AJ Rankin, Abigail Germ.

The Elements, the middle school Science Olympiad team sponsored by Explorers Homeschool Academy, won sixth place at the State Science Olympiad competition on April 6, at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.  

The Elements competed with 18 public, private, and home schools. There are 52 middle school teams in Tennessee. 

Officials said, "To place sixth is a true testimony of these student’s skill and determination.  We are so very proud of each of them! If your homeschooled child has a love of science, the ability to study hard, and a desire to work with a dynamic team, consider joining The Elements."  

Beginning in August, meetings will be Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. at Bethel Temple Church in Hixson. For more information, go to http://ehamiddleso.weebly.com/join-the-team.html and http://elementaryscioly.weebly.com/sign-up.html.


Georgia Northwestern Instructors Nominated For Rick Perkins Award

Instructors at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) have nominated five of their peer instructors for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction competition. The Rick Perkins Award honors the Technical College System of Georgia’s most outstanding instructors. The award has been an ongoing statewide event since 1991 and is designed to recognize technical ... (click for more)

Lee Mathematics Students Present At Joint Mathematics Meeting

Lee University mathematic students Robert Chaney and Chanda Hughes presented at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Atlanta.  The students presented about the experiences they have gained from their internships. The presentation, “From the Classroom to the Corporate World: Sharing Internship Experiences,” took place during a session sponsored by BIG SIGMAA (Business, Industry, ... (click for more)

Alabama Man Faces Murder Charge In Shooting Death At Bradley County Landfill

An investigation by  s pecial agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of an Alabama man in a shooting death that occurred last fall at the Bradley County landfill.   At the request of 10 th  District Attorney General Steve Crump, last Sept. 8 TBI special agents began investigating a shooting death that occurred that ... (click for more)

Man Shot In East Lake Winds Up Facing Several Criminal Charges

Police said a man who was shot on Sunday morning in East Lake was assaulting the woman who shot him and others immediately before the gunfire.   Police said 29-year-old Latesha Hinton would not be charged in the shooting of Dieshunn Lindsey, 30. At approximately  10:50 a.m.,  officers with the Chattanooga Police Department responded to the 2700 block of ... (click for more)

Proud Of Chattanooga And The Women's March

I was very happy to participate in the Women’s March on Chattanooga yesterday afternoon. The diversity and the sheer numbers of women, men and children were incredible. One estimate was at least 3,000. Standing together with all of these like-minded souls was overwhelming and humbling.  I have rarely been so happy and so proud of my town.  One question is, why is ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Jumoke’s Thuggery Ends

Jumoke Johnson, the most notorious criminal in Chattanooga’s recent history, was killed by a rain of bullets in the 2100 block of East 12 th Street at little after 8 o’clock Friday night and for the many of us who have kept up with the 23-year-old, you wonder how he ever lasted this long. He was aptly proclaimed as the “most dangerous man” to ever have been sentenced in Chattanooga’s ... (click for more)