Thursday, May 5, 2016

Success at the Science Olympiad

Congratulations to the East Chapel Hill High Science Olympiad team coached by Brad Miller, Rebecca Adcock, Alex Cluen, and Kelly Allen. They coach both the Varsity and JV teams - which includes over 80 students.

On Saturday, April 23, the East Chapel Hill High varsity Science Olympiad team earned a 3rd place trophy at the state competition in Raleigh. The 17-member team competed in 24 events. The 46 teams competing at the event came from public and private schools from across the state.

This national program began in North Carolina in 1976 and the competition is fierce. In order to compete at the state competition, teams must earn 1st or 2nd place in their regional competition. This year, East's Varsity team earned 1st place at the regional competition in Greensboro. The Junior Varsity teams earned 1st and 2nd place in the JV regional competition.

Congratulations also to the Smith Middle School Science Olympiad team for their 5th place finish in the state competition. A team of 18 students competed in 25 events. Previously at the regional competition, held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Smith's Varsity and JV #1 teams both won 1st place. Smith Middle had over 70 students on four teams competing at that event.

Regina Baratta has coached the Smith Middle team for nine years.

Please join us in congratulating everyone involved for their hard work and tremendous results.