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Science Olympiad Places 3rd

February 25, 2017

The Valwood Science Olympiad team placed 3rd out of an 11-team field in the Regional Competition this weekend at East Georgia State College in Swainsboro, GA. Competing against much larger schools, the Valiants held their own and only missed making the State Competition field by one spot. Valwood had 14 medal winners, including four 2nd place finishes, and 8 ribbon winners.


Anatomy & Physiology, 4th – Addy Perlman & Mary Lacey
Astronomy, 2nd – Gabby Moss & Ashka Patel
Chemistry Lab, 3rd – Olivia Cox & Pavan Patel
Disease Detectives, 2nd – Olivia Cox & Addy Perlman
Experimental Design, 2nd – Addy Perlman, Mary Lacey, & Hannah Lindsey
Forensics, 2nd – Olivia Cox & Bailey Everett
Helicopters, 3rd – Taylor Sanderlin & Karsten Smith
Hovercraft, 3rd – Pavan Patel & Will Cox
Hydrogeology, 4th – Cameron Jones & Ashka Patel
Invasive Species, 4th – Cameron Jones & Taylor Sanderlin
Materials Science, 3rd – Taylor Sanderlin & Pavan Patel
Microbe Mission, 3rd – Mary Lacey & Bailey Everett
Optics, 4th – Pavan Patel & Will Cox
Robot Arm, 3rd – Robert Stark & Will Lester


Dynamic Planet, 5th – Mary Lacey & Ashka Patel
Ecology, 6th – Hannah Lindsey & Addy Perlman
Electric Vehicle, 5th – Caleb Vandermark, Will Hilmer, & Robert Stark
Remote Sensing, 5th – Gabby Moss & Hannah Lindsey
Rocks & Minerals, 9th – Ashka Patel & Cameron Jones
Towers, 8th – Robert Stark & Will Lester
Wind Power, 6th – Karsten Smith & Taylor Sanderlin
Write It/Do It, 7th – Will Cox & Caleb Vandermark