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Richmond Hill places first in Science Olympiad

POSTED: March 1, 2017 7:00 a.m.
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Members of the Richmond Hill High School Science Olympiad team accept their first-place trophy Saturday at East Georgia State College. (Provided)

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Richmond Hill High School got top honors Saturday at the annual Science Olympiad at East Georgia State College.

The Swainsboro campus was a hub of activity as 11 teams from seven area high schools descended upon the classrooms and labs for the annual Science Olympiad.

Students from each of these schools competed in a multitude of STEM activities that included astronomy, chemistry, biology, forensics, geology, mathematics, engineering and more.

Richmond Hill High School took first place overall in the Olympiad, with Southeast Bulloch High School in second, Valwood High School in third, H.V. Jenkins High School in fourth and Metter High School in fifth. Every school had team members who won medals in multiple individual events.

Other participating schools were Swainsboro High School and Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School.

The top two schools, Richmond Hill and Southeast Bulloch, will compete in state competition at Emory University on March 25.

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