Young scientists from all 14 of the county’s elementary schools converged on Sandy Creek High back in March to participate in the annual Fayette County Elementary Science Olympiad, all in the hopes of taking home the grand prize.

It was the team from Braelinn Elementary that rose to the top to take the 2020 championship. Rounding out the top three were Inman Elementary, taking second place, and Huddleston Elementary finishing in third place.

Science Olympiad is a hands-on, fun science event where students compete in science activities throughout the day. Winning at the Science Olympiad is all about teamwork and practice. Teams are composed of up to 20 third through sixth-grade students, and they are required to practice at least one hour per week either before or after school. There are 18 competitive events that students must complete in order to advance through the competition.

Other school teams that took top honors include Kedron Elementary, placing fourth, Sara Harp Minter Elementary in fifth, and Robert J. Burch Elementary taking sixth place.

In addition to participating in competitive science events, students were also able to explore special showcases presented by various organizations within the county. Showcase sponsors included the Peachtree City SWAT Team, Fayette County Emergency Services, Georgia Department of Agriculture, and the Whitewater High School STEAM team.