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McAllister STEM team headed to state competition
McAllister Science Olympiad
The McAllister Elementary School Science Olympiad team is headed to the state competition. - photo by Photo provided.

The McAllister Elementary School Science Olympiad team is headed to the state competition May 12 at Kennesaw State University after capturing first place in the South Georgia Regional Elementary School competition.

Science Olympiad is a student tournament showcasing STEM in a team competition. Students in grades 3-5 challenge themselves to compete in a variety of science activities involving tests of knowledge and measurement skills in mathematics, earth science, biology, chemistry, physics and engineering. Students began practicing in October and worked weekly with volunteer coaches and teachers to prepare for the competition.

Team members are: Nolan Belfry, Aiden Cook, Ronald Dandy, Ava Follansbee, Ava Hendren, Myles Hopkins, Wyatt Hursey, Erika Kang, Braden Major, Finn McCutchen, Sadie Miner, Christopher Pallone, Alyssa Radnoczi, Evan Reese, Maddalynn Russell, Cedric Shouse, Kaleb Snyder, Sophia Stolley, Ava Voight and Marina Wolfe.

Team advisors are Jill Mock and Sarah Taylor. The volunteer coaches include Kerry Cook, Tracy Hendren, Natasha Hopkins, Vivian Huntoon, Chrissy McCutchen, Bivins Miller, James Reese and Amanda Woods.

Individual Event Results:

Barge Building: 1stPlace Maddalynn Russell and Alyssa Radnoczi

Data Crunchers:  2ndPlace Ava Voight and Myles Hopkins

Deep Blue Sea: 1stPlace Marina Wolfe and Sadie Miner

Don’t Bug Me: 1stPlace Braden Major and Nolan Belfry

No Bones About It: 2ndPlace Ronald Dandy and Erika Kang

Paper Rockets: 1stPlace Alyssa Radnoczi and Erika Kang

Rock Hound: 2ndPlace Maddalynn Russell and Sophia Stolley

Starry, Starry Night: 1stPlace Evan Reese and Marina Wolfe

Straw Tower: 2ndPlace Sadie Miner and Myles Hopkins

Water Rockets: 3rdPlace Wyatt Hursey, Aidan Cook and Braden Major

What’s the Matter: 2ndPlace Finn McCutchen and Ronald Dandy

Which Way Is North?: 1stPlace Ava Hendren and Ava Follansbee

The 24 Game: 1stPlace Cedric Shouse and Ava Voight

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