Explorers Homeschool Academy Takes 1st Place In Regional Middle School Science Competition

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Pictured from left to right front row:   Sarah Cooke, Emily Morse, Katie Morse, Molly McNamara, Miriam Poarch, Catherine Upchurch, Landon McKenna.  Second Row:  Kyle Freed, Corban Morse, Chase Faudi, Gus Corry, Daniel West, Hattie Hodge.  Third Row:  Julianna McKenna, Raine Ruffner, Grace Corry, Josiah West, Corey Freed, Chris Freed, AJ Rankin.  Back Row:  Zac Faudi, Allen Watson, Noah Huffman, Luke Plaisted, Joel Huffman, Isaac Morse.  Not Pictured:  Dillon Broome
Pictured from left to right front row: Sarah Cooke, Emily Morse, Katie Morse, Molly McNamara, Miriam Poarch, Catherine Upchurch, Landon McKenna. Second Row: Kyle Freed, Corban Morse, Chase Faudi, Gus Corry, Daniel West, Hattie Hodge. Third Row: Julianna McKenna, Raine Ruffner, Grace Corry, Josiah West, Corey Freed, Chris Freed, AJ Rankin. Back Row: Zac Faudi, Allen Watson, Noah Huffman, Luke Plaisted, Joel Huffman, Isaac Morse. Not Pictured: Dillon Broome

Explorers Homeschool Academy's Middle School Science Olympiad team won 1st Place in the Southeast Regional Competition February 22 at Chattanooga State.   There were 10 middle school teams and 11 high school teams from public, private and homeschool.  For four consecutive years, the Explorers Homeschool Science Olympiad Middle School Team has earned the right to advance to the Tennessee State Competition in April.   There they will be one of the top 18 Tennessee teams to compete for the opportunity to advance to the National Competition in Orlando, FL.

  This was the first year for the high school team and with only 5 members, they had a great season.  


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