Wednesday, January 28, 2015


On Saturday, January 24, the Fulton Science Academy Private School Science Olympiad Team competed in the Dodgen Invitational, one of the premiere Science Olympiad competitions with teams from five states. FSAPS placed a close second to Piedmont IB School from Charlotte, North Carolina, who finished ninth at Science Olympiad Nationals last year. FSAPS Team members medaled in 19 of the 23 events, demonstrating great consistency. Head coaches Pam Walsh and Gloria Stathos were proud of the team’s performance. “This was definitely our hardest competition to date and our students really performed well,” said Mrs. Walsh.

Individual awards were earned by the following students:

Air Trajectorycoached by Ms. Tang
3rd Place – Simon Wang and Akash Bhatt

Anatomycoached by Ms Doraiswami
4th Place –Araneesh Pratap and Sanjeev Uppaluri

Bio Process Labcoached by Mrs. Uppaluri
2nd Place – Elaine Wen and Araneesh Pratap

Bottle Rocketscoached by Mr. Seker
4th Place – Andre Hamelberg and Akash Bhatt

Can’t Judge a Powdercoached by Ms. Lang
4th Place – Hasan Unal and Sarah Lucas

Crave the Wavecoached by Mr. Wang
1st Place – Simon Wang and Brian Shoffeitt

Crime Busterscoached by Ms. Lang
1st Place – Sarah Lucas and Hasan Unal

Disease Detectivescoached by Mrs. Bhatt and Ms. Chirumamilla
3rd Place – Brian Shoffeitt and Akash Bhatt

Dynamic Planetcoached by Mrs. Walsh
4th Place – Mira Mutnick and Sanjeev Uppaluri

Elastic Launch Glidercoached by Mrs. Walsh
3rd Place – Karuna Kumar and Andre Hamelberg

Entomologycoached by Mrs. Butler
2nd Place – Isabella Sims and Madeline Dressel

Experimental Designcoached by Mrs. Stathos
2nd Place – Simon Wang, Mira Mutnick, and Ananya Terala

Fossilscoached by Ms. Beres
1st Place – Araneesh Pratap and Faith Lucas

Green Generationcoached by Ms. Larson
2nd Place – Faith Lucas and Elaine Wen

Meteorologycoached by Mrs. Walsh
3rd Place – Sanjeev Uppaluri and Ananya Terala

Road Scholarcoached by Mrs. Stathos
1st Place – Mira Mutnick and Karuna Kumar

Simple Machinescoached by Mrs. Duzyol
3rd Place – Brian Shoffeitt and Araneesh Pratap

Solar Systemcoached by Mrs. Walsh
3rd Place –Brian Shoffeitt and Araneesh Pratap

Write It, Do Itcoached by Mrs. Stathos
2nd Place – Mira Mutnick and Karuna Kumar

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