Some of Knox County’s future scientists put their skills to the test on Saturday, March 5, during the 2011 Science Olympiad Regional Tournament held at Bluegrass Community & Technical College in Lexington.
With over 23 events in the competition, ranging from topics such as anatomy and diseases to meteorology and ecology, the team from Knox County Middle School tied for third place overall. Lynn Camp placed 10th in the overall competition.
“We are very proud of our students, they did a fantastic job” said Andrew Brock. Brock and Sandra Ramsey are the coaches of the Knox Middle team.
Science Olympiad teams were formed at both Knox County Middle and Lynn Camp for the first time earlier this year.
“This is our first year competing”, said Chasity Jeffrey, coach at Lynn Camp. “Per Valdis Zeps (regional director of the Science Olympiad), it is quite an accomplishment to place at all when it is your first year competing.”
Results from the Science Olympiad are as follows:
|Event||Place and Participants|
|Compute This||2nd, Lee Frazier and Brandon Hacker (KCMS)|
|Crime Busters||2nd, Devon Hurley and Aubrey Melendez (KCMS)|
|Disease Detectives||3rd, Aubrey Melendez and Devon Hurley (KCMS)|
|Dynamic Planet||4th, Dylan Roach and Tyler Davis (KCMS)|
|Ecology||2nd, Jenny Hammons and Amanda Bowman (Lynn Camp)
3rd, Devon Hurley and Niven Achenjang (KCMS)
|Fossils||4th, Miranda Lewis and Adam Mills (KCMS)|
|Junkyard Challenge||3rd, Brandon Hacker and Ryan Barton (KCMS)|
|Meteorology||4th, Devon Hurley and Aubrey Melendez (KCMS)|
|Microbe Mission||3rd, Clay Sprinkles and Jonah Lockard (KCMS)|
|Optics||3rd, Niven Achenjang and Clay Sprinkles (KCMS)|
|Ornithology||2nd, Shelby Green and Fred Slusher (Lynn Camp)
4th, Adam Mills and Miranda Lewis (KCMS)
|Road Scholar||3rd, Lee Frazier and Dylan Roach (KCMS)|
|Shock Value||4th, Lee Frazier and Brandon Hacker (KCMS)|