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Science Olympiad

posted Mar 3, 2016, 7:46 AM by randy.powell@clarendon3.org   [ updated Mar 3, 2016, 7:57 AM by Tim Timmons ]

On Saturday, February 27 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 14th overall for the state.  Our team of 10 consisted of 4 seniors, 3 tenth graders and 3 9th graders.  Students placed in the top ten for the following events:  Experimental Design, Invasive Species, Fossils and Bridge Building, Forensics and Wright Stuff.  East Clarendon placed 5th in the state for Wright Stuff (Morgan Floyd and Cheyanne Barrett). 

The 2016 East Clarendon Science Olympiad team included:                                                                                                                                           Top Row:  Ashlee Lineberger, Cheyanne Barrett, Taylor McKenzie, Tiffany O’Neal

                Bottom Row:  Morgan Floyd, Bailey McElveen, Trent McKenzie, Andrea Summey (Coach), Michael Webb,                 Carly Green, Daniel Johnson

 

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