Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fulton Science Academy Science Olympiad Team placed second in the GA State Science Olympiad Tournament and Advanced to National

The Fulton Science Academy Science Olympiad Team placed second in the GA State Science Olympiad Tournament held at South Cobb High School on March 18. Along with the second place trophy, the team received an invitation to compete in the National Science Olympiad Tournament to be held May 20 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. This is the third consecutive year the team has qualified for Nationals and the seventh time in FSA history!

“We are thrilled to be representing Georgia at the National Tournament,” said Science Olympiad head coach Pam Walsh. “The National Tournament is an amazing event; not only for the intense competition but also for all the geeky-nerdy science activities that go along with it.”

“Qualifying for the tournament gets tougher each year,” explained Head Coach, Gloria Stathos. “This year there were 125 middle school teams in the state. Twenty-nine of these teams advanced to the state tournament, and only the top two teams are invited to Nationals. We medaled in 16 of the 23 events and there were only three events in which we didn’t place in the top ten. Each of the 14 students on our team contributed to our victory by earning at least one medal.”

Walsh continued, "FSA students really performed well. Our students were so professional and well-prepared for this tournament. Science Olympiad prides itself on not being a trivia contest but instead requiring students to show critical thinking and process skills, so there are always unexpected questions and problems, but our students worked through them. We could not be prouder.”

The following students placed among the top 10 in the state for their event:

1st Place: Vihan and Logan 


Coached by Mr. Kersey 

1st Place: Sophie and Sid

Road Scholar

Coached by Mrs. Stathos 

1st Place: Jay and Arul

Fast Facts

Coached by Mrs. Sanders

1st Place: Sophie and Vihan

Write It, Do It

Coached by Mrs. Stathos 

2nd Place: Jay and Arul

Bottle Rockets

Coached by Mr. Parlak 

2nd Place: Sophie and Sid

Dynamic Planet 

Coached by Mrs. Walsh

2nd Place: Bella and Arham


Coached by Mrs. Butler 

2nd Place: Shourya and Bella

Invasive Species 

Coached by Mrs. Butler 

2nd Place: Chance and Holden


Coached by Mr. Sanders

2nd Place: Holden and Jay

Reach for the Stars

Coached by Mrs. Walsh 

2nd Place: Shourya and Sid


Coached by Mr. Parlak 

3rd Place: Karen and Navina

Disease Detectives

Coached by Mrs. Bhatt and Mrs. Lewis

3rd Place: Karen and Shourya

Rocks and Minerals 

Coached by Mrs. Walsh

4th Place: Chance and Navina

Food Science

Coached by Mrs. Crigler 

4th Place: Vihan and Logan

Mission Possible 

Coached by Mr. Kersey

4th Place – Isabelle and Chance

Meteorology – coached by Mrs. Walsh

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