Tuesday, November 15, 2016


On Saturday, November 12, FSA hosted 24 teams from twelve schools in our Inaugural Science Olympiad Invitational.
“For a first tournament and this early in the season, it was very competitive. We had many of the top teams in the southeast, including Auburn Middle School from Alabama and Bearden Middle School and Friendship Christian Academy from Tennessee, not to mention our perennial rival Dodgen Middle School from Marietta,” said tournament director and FSA head coach, Pam Walsh.
“This was not a team competition,” explained Walsh. “It was an opportunity for students and coaches to measure their progress against each other. Normally Science Olympiad has very strict rules about team make-up, but we did not apply those rules in this tournament in order to give teams more flexibility.”
FSA students did remarkably well, placing in fourteen of the twenty events. Ribbons were awarded to the following FSA students:
Bottle Rockets – coached by Mr. Parlak-4th place – Karitheya and Ved, 5th place –Jay and Nicholas
Crime Busters – coached by Mr. Kuppuswamy-5th place – Navina and Jay
Disease Detectives – Coached by Mrs. Bhatt and Mrs. Lewis- 4th place – Navina and Sneha
Dynamic Planet – coached by Mrs. Walsh- 1st place – Arul and Sanjeev, 3rd place – Sophie and Sid
Ecology – coached by Mrs. Butler- 5th place – Arham and Nicholas
Experimental Design – coached by Mrs. Stathos- 2nd place – Sophie, Navina, and Sid
Fast Facts – coached by Mrs. Sanders- 1st place – Arul and Sanjeev, 3rd place – Jay and Sophie
Invasive Species – coached by Mrs. Butler- 1st Place – Bella and Shourya
Meteorology – coached by Mrs. Walsh- 5th place – Isabelle and Lucie
Microbe Mission – coached by Mr. Shealy- 4th Place – Jay and Sanjeev
Optics – Coached by Mr. Sanders- 1st place – Holden and Chance, 5th place – Vihan and Tushar
Reach for the Stars – coached by Mrs. Walsh- 1st Place – Chance and Holden
Road Scholar – coached by Mrs. Stathos- 2nd Place – Sophie and Vihan, 5th Place – Sid and Neel
Write It, Do It – coached by Mrs. Stathos- 1st Place – Logan and Ezra, 2nd Place – Sophie and Vihan, 3rd Place – Neel and Fatima

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