McAllister Elementary may only be two years old, but it is strong in its academics and excellence. This was most recently shown with the Science Olympiad Team, which won the regional competition March 16 held at Bryan County Elementary School in Pembroke.
McAllister will now represent the region at the State Competition, which is set for May 13 at Kennesaw State University.
The McAllister team consists of students from third-fifth grades who have prepared over the last few months to compete regionally in various areas of science and math. The teams for each event are coached by parent-volunteers or teachers from McAllister Elementary.
Team members are Nolan Belfry, Charlotte Burns, Aiden Cook, Ronald Dandy, Matthias Erickson, Edward Fernandez, Alex Heath, Mason Heath, Tyler Hodges, Ainsley Jajack, Kaitlyn Johnson, Patrick Mahaffey, Marleigh Martinson, Bryce Molpus, Mallory Mulvanity, Cedric Shouse, Aidan Snyder, Gisele Stauffer and Kaylee Zimmerman.