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.



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