Elementary students score high at state science olympiad


Elementary scientists proved they have what it takes to solve scientific problems at the 2010 Elementary State Science Olympiad held recently at Kennesaw State University.

Fayette had six school teams competing against 60 others from throughout the state. Kedron Elementary finished in the top three, taking third place overall.

“I am very proud of our students. They worked hard for this victory; it is an honor for our school to be ranked in the top three in the entire state,” said Kedron Principal Mary Margaret Bivings.

Both Oak Grove and Peeples finished in the top 10, taking sixth and eighth place, respectively. Rounding out the top 20 were Crabapple Lane and Braelinn with 14th and 15th place wins, respectively. Huddleston finished 21st out of 66 teams.

The schools swept “Rock Hounds” in the individual events with Kedron taking first place, Huddleston second and Oak Grove third. Other individual event wins include: “Water Rockets” – Kedron, first and Braelinn, second; “Which Way” – Peeples, first; “Simple Machines” – Peeples, third; “Name Scientist” – Kedron, third; “My Architecture” – Oak Grove, third; “Disease Detectives” – Crabapple Lane, third; Bridge Building” – Oak Grove, third; and “Barge Building” – Peeples, third.

Elementary Science Olympiad is an inquiry-based, hands-on program that covers earth, life, and physical science topics. It also incorporates both engineering and technological principals in a meaningful and relevant manner. Additionally, Science Olympiad provides students with a variety of highly engaging activities that naturally generate interest, enthusiasm and passion for scientific exploration.