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Science Olympiad

posted Mar 23, 2015, 9:44 AM by   [ updated Mar 23, 2015, 9:44 AM by Tim Timmons ]

On Saturday, March 21 East Clarendon High School sent a team to Newberry College to participate in the annual Science Olympiad competition.  This state-wide science competition provides rigorous, standards-based challenges to schools in South Carolina. Winners in the competitions go on to compete at the national level.  Science Olympiad’s goal is to use an ever-changing line-up of events in all Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines as a means to expose students to practicing scientists and career choices, and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience.  Students at East Clarendon began preparing in the fall for the competitions they chose to participate in.  Students participated in more than one event and were required to prepare for each by researching and sometimes constructing models to be used in their events. 

The East Clarendon team ranked 11th overall for the state.  Our team of 8 held their own against schools like Irmo, the Academic Science and Math Magnet School, Clinton High school and other much large schools.  Students placed in the top ten for the following events:  Experimental Design, Picture This, Fossils and Entomology.  East Clarendon placed 5th in the state for Bridge Building (Ashlee Lineberger and Cheyanne Barrett) and Wright Stuff (Avery Ham and Amado Vazquez).  East Clarendon placed 3rd in the state in the Forensics competition (Tiffany O’Neal and Avery Ham). 

The 2015 East Clarendon Science Olympiad team included:                                                                                                                                           Top Row:  Ashlee Lineberger, Cheyanne Barrett, Taylor McKenzie

                Bottom Row:  Corey Shearer, Amado Vazquez, Andrea Summey (Coach), Carly Green, Tiffany O’Neal, Avery Ham